Potential Benefits of Owning Historic Property

Owners of historically designated properties may qualify for an income tax credit for a percentage of renovation expenses, and for a 50 percent deferral of local property taxes. The resources and links below provide more information.


National Register of Historic Places

Doorknob.pngThe Coleman House is listed as a contributing property in the West End National Register Historic District, which is essentially the same thing as being listed individually on the National Register.
General Information on the National Register program
Information pertaining to the income tax credit program (for both single-family & income-producing properties)


Forsyth County Local Historic Landmark Program

The property owner will be required to submit a Local Historic Landmark designation application.
General Information about the Local Historic Landmark Program and property tax deferral
Local Historic Landmark application materials
Current list of Forsyth County's Local Historic Landmarks


Historic Overlay (HO) District

West End is a locally zoned Historic Overlay District. The Coleman House is within the boundaries of the West End Historic Overlay District.
General Information about being in a locally zoned historic district
West End Historic Overlay Design Review Guidelines
Certificate of Appropriateness application for Major Work
Certificate of Appropriateness application for Minor Work (within West End)
(Information supplied by the office of the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission.)
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