Delaware's Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program assists in preserving and rehabilitating historic buildings throughout Delaware. Applicants may be eligible for tax credits for rehabilitation work on properties that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, or are certified as contributing to a listed historic district. The rehabilitation work must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation developed by the National Park Service.

For owners of income producing historic properties, there are also federal rehabilitation tax credits. The federal program is managed by the National Park Service, but applications are first submitted to the State Historic Preservation Office (located within the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs) for review. For more information on the federal program, go to: https://history.delaware.gov/preservation/FederalTaxIncentives.shtml

UPDATED NOTICE: Amended Regulations Now Posted

On November 11, 2018, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will begin accepting new applications, subject to the final amended regulations governing the program.

The following documents are provided to help guide applicants through the program:

Contact Information

Tax Credit Program Coordinator
Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
21 The Green
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 736-7400