City of San Antonio -Tax Abatement Scorecard Program (Texas)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name City of San Antonio -Tax Abatement Scorecard Program
Incentive Type Property Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 100% for up to 10 years

Program Administrator City of San Antonio International and Economic Development Department

References DSIRE[1]


The Texas Tax Code allows local governments to abate ad valorem property taxes on the value of new property improvements. Individual cities must develop eligibility requirements and review guidelines at least every two years. The current San Antonio guidelines are in effect through December 31, 2012. Abatement amount and length vary depending on which eligibility options are met and are determined using the "scorecard" available in the guidelines. The following renewable energy and energy efficiency projects may be eligible for up to a 100% tax abatement for a maximum of 10 years:

  • Buildings that meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System standards (or equivalent rating system)
  • Projects that are enrolled in the CPS Energy Windtricity program or other CPS Energy renewable energy program
  • Projects that provide jobs and investment through renewable energy, green, or clean technology

Certain requirements may apply, including investment minimums, job creation minimums, employee health care requirements, local hire requirements, and wage minimums.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Contact
Department City of San Antonio
Division International and Economic Development Department
Address PO Box 839966
Place San Antonio, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78283-3966
Phone (210) 207-8080


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Texas Tax Code § 312

Authority 2: San Antonio Tax Abatement Guidelines
Date Effective 2011-01-01
Date Enacted 2010-12-16
Expiration Date 2012-12-31

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"