Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit

The Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program (OHPTC), administered by the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD), provides a tax credit to leverage the private redevelopment of historic buildings. This is a competitive program that receives applications bi-annually in March and September.

While the ODOD administers the competitive evaluation process and makes final selection decisions on state applications, the role of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is to review the historic rehabilitation component (Parts 1 & 2, also known as Section B—rehabilitation information) of these applications to determine whether the building is a “historic building” and if proposed and completed work complies with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.

Projects applying for the Federal Historic Preservation application, often apply for the 20% Federal Historic Investment Tax Credit (FHTC). Please note that aspects of both the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Application and the Federal Historic Preservation Certification Application must be submitted when applying for the combined credit.

Pre-Application Meetings Required

All applicants must schedule pre-application meetings with both the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) prior to submitting an application. The purpose of the meeting with the State Historic Preservation Office is to discuss the proposed rehabilitation and documentation prior to submitting a state application. Requests for these pre-application meetings must be made at least fifteen days prior to the historic documentation (Parts 1 & 2) deadline for each application round.

The deadline to request a SHPO pre-application meeting for Round 28 was January 31, 2022 and for Round 29 the deadline is August 1, 2022. Click here to complete a request for a pre-application meeting.

Ohio Historic Tax Credit Round Schedule

Round 28 Schedule: Spring 2022Round 29 Schedule: Fall 2022
SHPO Pre-App Meeting Request Deadline: January 31, 2022 by 5 p.m. ESTSHPO Pre-App Meeting Request Deadline: August 1, 2022 by 5 p.m. EST
ODOD Intent to Apply Deadline and Deadline to Hold SHPO Pre-Application Meeting: February 15, 2022 by 5 p.m. ESTODOD Intent to Apply Deadline and Deadline to Hold SHPO Pre-Application Meeting: August 15, 2022 by 5 p.m. EST
Historic Documentation (Part 1 and 2) Deadline to SHPO: February 28, 2022 by 5 p.m. ESTHistoric Documentation (Part 1 and 2) Deadline to SHPO: August 31, 2022 by 5 p.m. EST
ODOD's Application/Fee Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022 by 5 p.m. ESTODOD's Application/Fee Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022 by 5 p.m. EST
SHPO Application Review Period: April 1 - June 1, 2022SHPO Application Review Period: October 1 - December 1, 2022
Approved Applications Announced: On or before June 30, 2022Approved Applications Announced: On or before December 31, 2022

For more information about the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit and to request the Ohio Part 1 & 2 Historic Preservation Certification application forms please contact the Ohio Department of Development:

Lisa Brownell, Program Manager
Office of Strategic Business Investments
Business Services Division

(614) 752-2345