Municipality sets terms of abatement by agreement; other taxing entities may choose to participate at identical terms.

  • Maximum length of abatement is 10 years.
  • Maximum amount of abatement in 100 percent.
  • Base or existing value may not be abated; no abatement of inventories, supplies, etc.


  • Minimum investment - New business: $5,000,000 Expansion: $3,000,000.
  • Applicable to new construction and expansions/modernization.
  • Abatement on eligible real and fixed personal property.
  • Minimum job requirements include 25 jobs for new business and sustained employment level for existing business expansions.
  • No abatement for companies moving within the County; considered if agreeable to both cities.
  • Additional evaluation criteria: environmental impacts (air quality); diversity of employment base and commitment to a diversified workforce; minimum of 25 percent of new jobs created filled by Tarrant County residents; use of minimum 15 percent DBEs and 25 percent Tarrant County contractors in construction/suppliers/service contracts; provision of health care benefits.
  • County approval of a tax abatement applies to both County and Hospital District ad valorem taxes.


  • Company begins negotiations with City; City makes County aware of request and invites County comments during negotiations.
  • Company makes application to County for participation in abatement.
  • City formally advises County and other taxing entities of abatement agreement.
  • Once approved by City, County action to participate must take place with 90 days of execution of the municipal abatement agreement.



Tax Abatement Policy (Adobe PDF) - 31KB

Tax Abatement Application (Microsoft Word) - 101KB

Tax Abatement Application (Adobe PDF) - 86KB

Tax Abatement Evaluation Report-Due April 30 annually (Microsoft Word) - 103KB

Tax Abatement Evaluation Report-Due April 30 annually (Adobe PDF) - 93KB

Instructions for Completing the Application and Evaluation (Microsoft Word) - 62KB

Instructions for Completing the Application and Evaluation (Adobe PDF) - 85KB