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State Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program Instructions and Applications

Online Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program Now Open

The HPCED Tax Incentive Program now online. All applications, including Registration, will now take place through this website. Information which was previously submitted on paper forms will now be entered by the applicant online. Attachments such as photos, assessor statements, Iowa Site Inventory Forms, etc. will be uploaded as separate documents. Information from projects which are already in progress has been uploaded into the new online database. Instructions for current applicants to log in to the database and link to their projects can be found in the Online Registration Guide.

Iowa Code and Administrative Rules

Note: Administrative Rules effective July 9, 2013: Historic Preservation and CED Tax Credits are applicable only to projects that received a HPCED Tax Credit Reservation prior to July 1, 2014.

Forms and Instructions

Additional Application Materials and Guidance

QRE Schedule and Guidance (Project Commencement Reports, Project Completion Reports, and Project Extension Requests)

Additional Guidance


For project with qualified rehabilitation costs of:

Part 2 Processing Fee

Part 3 Processing Fee

$50,000 or less

No cost

No cost

$50,001 to $100,000



$100,001 to $750,000



$750,001 to $6,000,000


0.5 percent of qualified rehabilitation costs
(i.e., 0.005 x costs)

Over $6,000,000




Preservation Program Manager
Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
State Historic Preservation Office - 3rd Floor East
600 E. Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0290
(515) 281-8742


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