Real Estate Tax Abatement

Tax abatement for real estate development in the City of St. Louis.


  • Real Estate Tax Abatement is a development tool designed to assist developers, businesses, and individuals with renovation and new construction projects.

  • Tax Abatement freezes the tax assessment in improvements to property at the pre-development level.

  • To be eligible for tax abatement, a significant investment must be made in the property; generally either new construction on vacant land or gut rehabilitation of an existing building.

  • Application must be made before construction begins.

  • The usual term for tax abatement is 5 to 10 years.

  • It is imperative that a company or individual seeking tax abatement obtain the support of the Alderman of the Ward in which the development is proposed as well as the appropriate neighborhood organization(s).

  • A "recommended Abatement Map for Residential Projects Under
    $1 Million" was adopted by the Board of Aldermen through resolution 104 which was passed by the board on 10/29/2018.

In This Section


Zachary Wilson
Vice President 
Economic Development Incentives

Linda Criss
Administrative Assistant II
Economic Development Incentives

Andrew Knop
Development Incentives Analyst
Community Benefit Analysis

Jake Narup
Development Incentives Analyst
Fiscal Impact Analysis

Madeleine Swanstrom
Incentive Compliance Manager

Residential Recommended Tax Abatement Map

Recommended Real Estate Tax Abatement map

Tax Abatement Parcels Map

Real Estate Tax Abatement Parcels

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