Strategic Plan
2014-15 through 2018-19


Did you know?

To be eligible for the 25% Tax Credit:

  1. The building must be a contributing element to a Downtown Development District (DDD) or a Cultural District.
  2. The building must be used for an income-producing purpose.
  3. Eligible expenses must exceed $10,000
  4. No taxpayer or entity affiliated with that taxpayer may receive more than $5 million in credits for rehabilitation work within a particular DDD.
  5. Rehabilitation must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.
  6. Any unused credit may be carried forward for up to five years.
  7. The credit may be sold to a third party under certain circumstances. Applicants are advised to consult their tax professional in this case.

The Application Process
Applications may be downloaded below

The application is a three part process. Each part requires approval or “certification” by the Division of Historic Preservation.

Part 1:
Documents the building as a certified historic structure and one that is eligible to receive the tax credit.
Part 2:
Describes the proposed rehabilitation project. This should include all work items on which money is being spent.
Part 3:
A Request for Certification of Completed Work, documents that the work was completed according to Standards.

For more information or
first time tax credit inquiries please contact
Tax Incentives Staff
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 44247
Baton Rouge LA 70804
Phone:(225) 342-8160
Fax:(225) 342-8173


Application Forms and Helpful Links:
Applications are available upon request from the Division of Historic Preservation. To request a copy click here. If you plan to download the application information, it is highly suggested that you download all of the information that is indicated by the asterisks(*).


For Federal and State Applicants:
When applying for both programs, applicants should submit to DHP a complete Federal application in duplicate and only the cover sheet of each Part of the State application (property information and owner information). All Federal and state forms must be signed and dated.