Local Incentive

Property Tax Rebate

Summary

Qualifying businesses considering locate in Athens have the opportunity to apply for a property tax abatement on new value created as a result of the project. 

Projects seeking tax rebate may contact the City of Athens to determine eligibility.  Following qualification, formal applications for abatement are processed through the City of Sugar Land's Office of Economic Development.  Abatement terms are up to 10 years and the amount ranges up to 100% of real and personal property annually.

The AEDC will assist in the coordination with the City and County for tax abatements. Qualified businesses locating in Athens are eligible to apply for abatement of the property tax for the value added to real or personal property by construction, renovations, additions, or personal equipment as allowed by law and approved by the participating taxing entities. Tax abatement on real and personal property improvements may be granted by all taxing entities except the Athens Independent School District.