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Vacant Building Tax Abatement
Abatement Restrictions
The vacant building abatement is limited to buildings that are zoned for commercial or industrial purposes only. Taxes owed on the building can be abated for either one or two years. A new owner or tenant of the current owner must be able to document the lack of the building’s occupancy for a minimum of a one-year period. Taxes on the land are not eligible for abatement. This discretionary incentive is granted by the City Council.

Abatement Rates

Either a one year 100% deduction is granted or a two-year deduction with 100% deduction for the first year and 50% deduction for the second year.

Important Information About Building Permits
Completion of the abatement approval process is required prior to the issuance of a building permit or occupancy of the building.

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City of Hobart
414 Main St.
Hobart, IN 46342
Ph: 219-942-CITY