Community Reinvestment Areas

Home Under ConstructionThe Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) program provides tax abatement for new construction and remodeling projects in commercial, industrial and residential areas.

Select locations in Defiance have been designated as CRAs with tax exemptions ranging from 5 to 15 years. CRAs provide tax relief in several neighborhoods and in two key industrial sections of the city. CRAs also assist investment in Defiance’s vibrant and vital downtown area.

CRA Brochure Opens in new windowView or download the CRA Brochure (PDF)

View or download the CRA Application (PDF).