Neighborhood Enterprise Zones

The Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) program, per the Michigan Public Act 147 of 1992, as amended is a program that provides a reduction in on future taxes based on improvements made to residential properties or the residential improvements of an eligible building following its construction or rehabilitation of the structure. The NEZ ACT permits the tax reduction for qualifying homes, multi-family and mixed use structures in an NEZ zone in the City limits.

More information can be found on this page for how to create a new NEZ zone or applying for an NEZ Certificate. Please contact the Assistant City Planner in the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development with any questions.

There are currently four NEZ zones established in the City – Downtown, Vine and Eleanor-Rose-Water-Park. These can be viewed on the City online GIS under ‘Economic Development Area’

Pre-Application Meeting to Create a new NEZ District

The first step to creating or exploring the option to create a new NEZ district is to schedule a pre-application meeting with City staff in the Planning Division. To schedule a meeting please complete the application online below.

Request a Pre-Application Meeting

NEZ Certificates

Owner Occupied dwellings in the Vine NEZ can apply by provided a completed State Form for a Homestead Facility Certificate (Form 4775 ) and returning it to the Clerk’s Office.

Eligible developments in may apply for Rehabilitation or New NEZ Certificates by downloading the NEZ Application (Form 4775) from the State of Michigan website below.

Forms and instructions are available from the State of Michigan here.

State of Michigan NEZ Forms & Information