Incentive Program Overview

Façade Easement Program

The City of Sioux Falls Façade Easement Program aims to help preserve the face of significant buildings on some of the city’s oldest properties. Its goals are at economic development, revitalization, and historic preservation in the core of the city.

Through the program, the owner of a participating building agrees to make approved improvements to a building’s façades and transfer an easement to the City on the character-defining façade.

The program is designed to provide maximum opportunities for development while enhancing the aesthetic appeal of buildings in the core of the city by providing resources to assist in revitalizing the appearance of significant buildings.

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TIF (Tax Incremental Financing)

Since the City of Sioux Falls established its first Tax Increment Financing District in 1989, the City has taken a conservative approach to the establishment of TIF Districts in Sioux Falls. The City has effectively and reasonably used TIF as a development incentive for blighted areas within the core of our community.

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Reduced Taxation Program

The Reduced Taxation Incentive Program is a program offered to stimulate development within Sioux Falls. The program allows for up to a five-year property tax savings for certain construction and development projects adding taxable property value to the community. Projects within the downtown and core neighborhoods may be eligible, as are city-wide projects of industrial and business nature as defined by City Ordinance. Please visit the links below for further information on each of the Reduced Taxation Incentive programs.

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City of Sioux Falls Sales Tax Refund

Pursuant to Title III , Sections 37-165 through 37-175 , of the Revised Ordinances of Sioux Falls, SD, offers a refund or credit for sales tax paid by person(s) who incur costs for the furnishing and equipping only of a new business facility that satisfies the eligibility requirements as set forth in Section 37-167 of the Revised Ordinances of Sioux Falls, SD.

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State/Local Incentives

The South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development offers several incentives to new or expanding businesses that assist with the overall cost of a project. Below are several important ones.

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Dustin Powers at 605-367-8897 in the Planning Division can provide a wide variety of information on services to businesses that are expanding or relocating within Sioux Falls. 
The City of Sioux Falls has three different property tax abatement programs. For more information on whether or not your property qualifies, please contact Dustin Powers at 605-367-8897 in the Planning Division. A website link to the application for each program is available on the Planning Division website.