The State Historical Society of North Dakota offers the opportunity for individuals interested in the rehabilitation tax credits to meet in person to discuss the project. Typically this provides an opportunity for the owner, architect or builder to show the SHSND representative the building and discuss the project. If there are any concerns about the project they can be expressed at that time. Typically this meeting would occur prior to the application being started, however it is not required. Please contact the SHSND to set up the meeting.
The State Historical Society of ND encourages owners and developers considering undertaking a tax credit project to talk with a tax expert. The SHSND offers Internal Revenue Service contact information if requested.
It is the Policy of the State Historical Society of North Dakota that the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation (Link) and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Building will be applied under the North Dakota Renaissance Zone for buildings listed in, or eligible for, the National Register of Historic Places and/or the North Dakota State Historic Sites Registry. The Standards apply to interior and exterior rehabilitation work.
Renaissance Zone projects involving rehabilitation and/or historic preservation and renovation will be reviewed for compliance with the Standards for Rehabilitation. Non-compliance with these Standards will result in disapproval of Renaissance Zone historic rehabilitation tax credits under the North Dakota Renaissance Zone program. Historic buildings are community assets and the Renaissance Zone law offers the opportunity for communities to promote the rehabilitation and preservation of these assets.
The SOI Standards for Rehabilitation were chosen as Standards for the North Dakota Renaissance Zone because they are a proven method of retaining the historic features and character of significant historic buildings in North Dakota and throughout the United States.
When owners of properties listed, or eligible for, the National Register of Historic Places or the State Historic Sites Registry apply for historic rehabilitation tax credits under the North Dakota Renaissance Zone and the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit program, the State Historical Society of North Dakota will defer the approval/disapproval of the historic rehabilitation application to the National Park Service. The reason is because the National Park Service is the recognized authority for the application of the SOI Standards for Rehabilitation.
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