Building Incentive Program


The West Branch Building Incentive Program provides up to $5,000 in property tax rebates**.   Upon issuance of the Certificate of  Occupancy by the City, eligible homeowners can receive a 100% rebate on the City of West Branch portion of the homeowner’s property tax bill.

  1. Homeowners are eligible to receive up to a $1,000 rebate per fiscal year.  The total rebate will not exceed $5,000.  (This rebate comes from the City’s general fund tax levy.  This does not include property taxes for other taxable entities.)
  2. The rebate will payable semi-annually when the homeowner provides a receipt showing taxes have been paid, along with a copy of the corresponding tax bill from Cedar County.  This information must be submitted to the City Office within the current tax year.  Prior tax bills and/or receipts will not be honored.
  3. The rebate will be available for seven calendar years from the date of Certificate of Occupancy on eligible homes.

**Eligible homes – single family or two-family homes built between May 2015 and June 30, 2021.




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