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Housing Incentives

The City of Carroll is offering housing incentive programs to encourage building within the city limits of Carroll.  The first housing incentive program, the City's Infill Housing Incentive Program, started on August 1, 2022.  Watch for updates on this page as additional incentives are expected to be offered over the next 30 to 60 days.

Infill Housing Incentive Program (Now Open)

The Infill Housing Incentive Program provides a $20,000 incentive for new, single-family and duplex homes constructed on infill lots in the City of Carroll by September 1, 2024 (as long as funding is available).  The City is using Federal ARPA Funds for this program.  A few of the key program rules are:

  • Owner occupied single-family or duplex home, with each unit valued under $325,000 will be eligible for one $20,000 inventive per single-family or duplex structure from the City of Carroll. Please note: The home values that qualify for incentives DO NOT include land value. 
  • The Program is limited to the first 10 applicants who fully complete and submit a Program application for a single-family or duplex structure and whose application is approved by the Carroll City Council under the terms of the Program.
  • Construction must start within 3 months after the application is approved and all construction needs to be completed within the earlier of: 18 months after the issuance of the building permit or September 1, 2024.  Council will consider an extension to a deadline if satisfactory progress is being made on the home; provided, however, that no extension will be granted beyond September 1, 2024.

Infill Housing Program - Program Overview

Infill Housing Program - Application

Tax Abatement

The City of Carroll also offers tax abatement on the first seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) of actual value added per living quarter by the Improvements for a period of five (5) years.  What does this mean to you? If a residential construction project results in increasing the assessed value of your property by at least 10% and $75,000 you will receive the full tax abatement for 5 years.  While the value of the abatement will vary based on tax rates and rollback rates, based on the FY 2023 rollback of 54.1302% and the FY 2022 consolidated tax rate of $26.40 a property owner would save $5,358.89 over 5 years in property taxes.  You can find out more on tax abatement using this link.

For additional information on these programs, please contact Mike Pogge-Weaver, City Manager at 712-775-7505.

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