Historic Districts

Historic HouseThe Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program provides a state tax credit up to 25% of qualified rehabilitation expenditures incurred during a rehabilitation projects. Applicants are eligible for no more than $5 million in tax credits unless approved as a catalytic project. In addition, a 20% income tax credit is available for the rehabilitation of historic, income-producing buildings that are determined by the Secretary of the Interior, through the National Park Service, to be “certified historic structures.”

Defiance’s Historic Districts include: Holgate Avenue and Downtown Defiance; multiple individual buildings and sites listed.

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