Tax Incentive Policy and Guidelines

City of Muskegon Tax Incentive Policy and Guidelines (PDF)

2019 Incentives Map (PDF)

Payment In Lieu of Taxes Policy and Guidelines

City of Muskegon PILOT Policy and Guidelines Approved (PDF)

Exemptions from ad valorem property taxes for certain low income housing projects.  Fees are based on goals set by the City Commission.

Industrial Facilities Tax

Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement (PA 198 of 1974) (PDF)

Incentive to expand industrial businesses.  Real and personal property investments will receive a 50% abatement on new taxes generated for up to 12 years.

Commercial Rehabilitation

Commercial Rehabilitation Certificate (PA 210 of 2005)(PDF)

Incentive to rehabilitate commercial buildings.  Property taxes will be frozen at the pre-rehabilitated rate for up to 10 years.  Available for commercial buildings more than 15 years old.

Obsolete Property Rehabilitation

Obsolete Property Certificate(PA 146 of 2000) (PDF)

Incentive to rehabilitate obsolete buildings.  Property taxes will be frozen at the pre-rehabilitated rate for up to 12 years.  Available for commercial properties that are contaminated, blighted, or functionally obsolete.

Revolving Loan Fund

Revolving Loan Fund Application (PDF)

Revolving Loan Fund Policy (PDF)

The City of Muskegon’s Revolving Loan Fund is intended to promote economic development through the provision of capital for new and expanding locally-sited businesses.  It is intended to supplement conventional financing sources, but not replace them completely.  Seventy percent of the project must come from private financing, while the Revolving Loan Fund can cover the remaining 30 percent (up to $30,000).

Brownfield Tax Credits

A financial incentive for economic development projects within the City of Muskegon where environmental contamination, blight, or functional obsolescence create an impediment to redevelopment of property. Inclusion of a project in the Muskegon Brownfield Plan can result in certain eligible activities being financed through tax increment financing, or through providing the developer/business (owner and/or lessee) with an opportunity to earn a Michigan Business Tax credit based on the investment in the property.

Site Assessment Grant

Funds may be available for owners of property planning to undertake an expansion and/or new construction or potential new owners of a site being planned for development.  The funds are to assist with a Phase I, Phase II, BEA and Due Care Plan for eligible properties through an EPA Site Assessment Grant.  The City administers the grant and has retained the environmental consultants responsible for the investigation and reporting. Muskegon Angels

For more information, contact Mike Franzak @ (231) 724-6982

Small Retail Assistance

Small Retailer Assistance Program Overview

Small Retailer Assistance Program Guidelines

For more information or to submit an application, contact Peter Wills @ 231-724-4144 /