Business Incentives and Assistance
City Incentive Programs
The City of Boerne offers several incentive programs to new and existing businesses to grow the local economy and revitalize targeted areas of the city.
Read about some of these incentives below and contact the Economic Development Department to find out which programs are right for your business’ needs.
- See the full City of Boerne Incentives Policy.
- Tax Abatement and Incentives Application.
- Historic District Improvement Program Application.
Property Tax Abatement
Businesses can apply to be granted back real property taxes and/or business property taxes paid to the City.
The City grants relief of inventory taxes through its prior adoption of the Freeport Exemption.
Tax Stabilization / Incremental Increase
Business that expanded or modernize through significant capital improvements may be considered for stabilization of the ad valorem taxes collected and/or an incremental yearly increase to market rates for a period of three to five years.
The City may consider matching a portion of the cost of improvements made in the downtown historic district.
Fee Reductions and Credits
Impact fees for water and wastewater, as well as building permit fees, plan review fees, and inspection fees can be reduced or credited to the business.
The City may consider the following assistance incentives: water/reclaimed water, sanitary sewer, gas, electric, roadway improvements, storm drain improvements, and franchise utility extension/undergrounding.
State of Texas Incentive Programs
The State of Texas Economic Development office assists businesses with a wide range of incentive programs like the Texas Enterprise Fund, Events Trust Fund, Texas Enterprise Zone Program, Skills Development Fund, and more.