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Arts & Cultural District Incentive Application

  1. Specific Provisions

    Please refer to the specific provisions in Ordinance No. 10-35, Ordinance No. 15-32 and Ordinance 20-21 (please see links below). 


    Arts and cultural businesses - annual business license tax reduction maximum of $250 for ten years

    Non-arts businesses - host year-round, rotating art exhibits - annual business license tax reduction maximum of $250 for ten years


    To qualify for the tax incentives, each business must submit an annual application to the Department of Economic Development and Tourism by February 15 to confirm eligibility upon review by the Commissioner of the Revenue's office. Once approved, the business will be entitled to the business license tax reduction on its business license tax application to the Commissioner of the Revenue.  Qualifying businesses new or existing must still submit their annual business license application no later than March 1 and submit payment no later than March 15 to the Commissioner of the Revenue.  If these dates are not meet the business will be disqualified from the incentive for the current year.

    Should you have any questions, please contact the Department of Economic Development and Tourism by calling (540) 372-1216, Economic Development Specialist, Amy Peregoy (please see contact information below).

  2. Certification
    I certify the business is current on city taxes and fees and that there are no outstanding building or zoning code violations.
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  4. Applicant's Signature*
    NOTE: By signing and submitting this application, all businesses acknowledge the following confidentiality provision of the Arts and Cultural District Ordinance: “To the extent permitted under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, confidential business records shall be safeguarded from disclosure; provided, however that as a condition of receiving the incentives provided herein, each applicant agrees to the release by the City of the monetary value of any incentive (including license tax reduction received).”
  5. Contact:
    Amy Peregoy via e-mail at or by phone 540-372-1216 with any questions.
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