Community Reinvestment Areas

The 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.

View or download the CRA_brochure

View or download the CRA application.

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