Rincon Heights was officially listed as a National Historic District in February 2013, and is considered the most architecturally diverse neighborhood in Tucson, with distinct periods of historic development from 1881 to 1970.
The City funded the preparation of the nomination with a grant it obtained from the State Historic Preservation Office, and the nomination was prepared by Dr. Brooks Jeffery from The University of Arizona and his students, who completed work and submitted an application for official designation as a historic district.
Did you know that you may qualify for as much as a 45% reduction in annual property taxes through the State Historic Property Tax Credit? To qualify, you must be the owner-occupant of a contributing property within the Rincon Heights National Historic District and you must enroll with the Pima County Assessor’s office.
Pima County Assessor’s Office 115 N. Church Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701
Participation in this tax incentive program is VOLUNTARY.The intent behind this tax credit is to encourage property owners to invest in the repair and maintenance of the architectural and historic treasures that make Rincon Heights such an attractive and unique place to live. With this in mind, you’ll want to make sure that any upgrades you make to your home will be compatible with its historic status. Before doing any exterior changes (such as putting up walls in your front yard, additions, roof, solar panels, cisterns, or windows), discuss them with the Preservation Incentives Program Coordinator at the State Historic Preservation Office: Eric Vondy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 602.542.6998.