Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a special funding tool used by the City of San Antonio to promote public and private investment in areas where little to no private sector investment is currently taking place. A portion of collected taxes are contributed to a fund that is used to help revitalize a designated area of town called a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ). The funds are used to build and repair roads and infrastructure and rehabilitate historic facilities and existing vacant buildings.
Now a function of the Planning & Community Development Department, the TIF program has evolved since 1998 to ensure that TIF funds fully support the City's primary revitalization programs and initiatives.
Learn more about the City's TIF Program at our Frequently Asked Questions page ....Read More
Property Owners and Residents
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD?
Review TIRZ Maps and Information ....more
Find out how Tax Increment Financing works and how to put it to use in your community....more
Review the latest TIRZ Board rosters and meeting agendas ....more
Volunteer on a TIRZ Board today! ....more
Real Estate Developers
Learn how TIF funds help develop or redevelop some of San Antonio's most historic and valued places ....more
Learn about the City's Development process through this interactive manual.
For more information about the development process, visit the Development Services Department.
Read about TIF's legal statute and how you can qualify for TIF incentives ....more
Small Business Owners
Our TIRZ Business Support Center can help connect your business to opportunities. Own a business located in a City-Initiated TIRZ? Sign up for our InnerCityBIZ e-newsletter!
Visit Planning & Community Development Office's pages to find resources and service providers in the community that are committed to helping you grow your business....more
For information on City programs and incentives, please visit the International and Economic Development Department's Small Business Incentives page.
To find out more about small business events occurring in San Antonio, please visit the City's small business event calendar.
REQUEST A BUSINESS STARTUP
Visit the City's Small Business Liaison for assistance in starting your business and understanding municipal regulations.
The Small Business Liaison is now located at:
Cliff Morton Development and Business Service Center
1901 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, Texas 78204
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