Chicago Landmarks

Preservation Incentives

Landmark status can enhance a building's prestige, increase the value of the property and help stabilize an entire neighborhood. There are also specific financial benefits available from federal and local programs, including:


  • Reduced Property Tax Assessments for Rehabilitation (Class L)
  • Income Tax Credits for Rehabilitation
  • Income Tax Deductions for Easement Donations
  • State Property Tax Assessment Freeze for Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation
  • Building and Zoning Code Exceptions
  • Technical Assistance from City Preservation Specialists


  • Permit Fee Waivers for City Building Permits

A link to a PDF flyer summarizing available preservation and rehabilitation incentives can be found at the right hand side of the screen

General Information
Site Notes
Commission On Chicago Landmarks
Designation Process & Other Information