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Renaissance Zones

Businesses and individuals may qualify for one or more tax incentives for purchasing, leasing, or making improvements to real property located in a North Dakota renaissance zone. A renaissance zone is a designated area within a city that is approved by the Department of Commerce Division of Community Services. The tax incentives consist of a variety of state income tax exemptions and credits, and local property tax exemptions.

For more information, contact the local zone authority for the city having a designated zone, the Department of Commerce Division of Community Services, or the Office of State Tax Commissioner.

See the following links for more information:

  • Establishment and operation of a zone - go to the North Dakota Commerce Department's Division of Community Services' web site at www.communityservices.nd.gov/community/renaissance-zone/.
  • Cities with established zones and their contacts - to find out if a city has an approved renaissance zone and who to contact for more information, contact the city's governing body or contact the North Dakota Commerce Department's Division of Community Services.
  • Income Tax and financial institution tax incentives - see Renaissance Zone Tax Incentives
  • Property tax incentives -
    • General information - contact the North Dakota Commerce Department's Division of Community Services:

        ND Commerce Department
        Division of Community Services
        PO Box 2057
        Bismarck, ND 58502-2057
        (701) 328-5300

    • City-specific information – contact the local zone authority of the city with the established zone to find out what the city’s plan allows.

  • North Dakota Renaissance Zone Program statute (law) – see Reference: N.D.C.C. ch. 40-63

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