Tax Abatement Applications

How to Apply

1. Submit your petition letter or certificate application along with attachments to the City of Detroit Clerk’s office. Example petition letters, applications and attachments can be found below.

The Clerk’s office will forward the application to the City’s Housing and Revitalization Department (HRD) for processing. If you are not contacted within 2 weeks of submitting your petition, please reach out to our office or HRD.

2. Submit underwriting information directly to the DEGC online via the Project Intake Form.

The form includes submission of a proforma. You may utilize the MEDC’s standard proforma or provide your own. The submitted proforma must be in a dynamic excel document with working formulas, not hard coded numbers. Upon completion of the form, you will be contacted within two days to discuss the next steps.

Please be aware that all tax incentives requests in the City of Detroit are subject to a financial review for incentive necessity and final review by City Council.

Application Materials and Resources