Neighborhood Revitalization Act (NRA)

NRA Rebate

The Neighborhood Revitalization Act (NRA) program is a percentage rebate of the additional taxes paid because of a qualified improvement based on construction cost for a set period of time. The rebate applies only to the additional taxes resulting from the increase in the property's assessed value. Both commercial and residential property owners can apply for the rebate.

a graphic of the NRA Rebate program being explained to commercial and residential property owners(PNG, 299KB)

Initial Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be the property owner. If an option agreement is approved to build on a land bank lot, you can apply for the NRA rebate before ownership. The rebate will not be finalized until ownership is established and the NRA application process has been completed and approved.

  • The property must be in a designated NRA area.

  • Applicant must be current on their property taxes.

  • The planned improvement must comply with the Unified Government zoning ordinances and all applicable codes.

Which areas qualify for the NRA rebate?

Check the NRA Map(PDF, 453KB) to see if your project is in an NRA designated area.

  • Area 1 - 10 year, 95% rebate
  • Area 2 - 5 year, 95% rebate
  • Area 3 - 5 year, 95% rebate

What types of projects will make my assessed value go up?

To qualify for the NRA rebate, you must increase the value of your property by 15% or more when your project is completed. New builds, garages, and structural additions qualify as projects that may increase your value. When considering home renovations, kitchens, and bathrooms increase a home's value significantly. Exterior paint, new windows, or other small cosmetic projects generally do not get applicants over the 15% threshold.

When you apply for the rebate, you are not approved until your project is complete and the appraiser has reassessed your property's value.

I'm interested in a commercial property rebate. What should I know?

The NRA rebate is open to commercial property owners as long as the property falls within a designated rebate area and meets eligibility criteria. Please refer to pages 7, 8, and 10 of the NRA Plan(PDF, 728KB) for more detailed information about eligibility, required documents, application fees, and more.

Additionally, the Unified Government has highlighted special project areas where certain commercial projects may qualify for a 20 year, 75-85% tax rebate (NRA Plan(PDF, 728KB), page 8). Special projects are those over $3,000,000 in construction cost and must meet the following criteria:

  • Retail in nature;
  • In an environmentally contaminated area, or
  • Historic designation by either the State of Kansas or Federal Register.

Use these maps to view special project areas referenced in the NRA plan:

My rebate was approved. When do I get my checks?

Rebate checks are sent out twice a year – Spring and Fall. If you do not have a mortgage or pay property taxes once a year, you will receive one rebate check per year in the Spring. If you are a recent applicant, use this graphic to understand how we distribute checks after tax payments.

NRA Check Distribution 2022(PNG, 193KB)

I haven’t received my check this year. Who do I contact?

The Treasury office manages check distribution. They can be reached at (913) 573-2821 or The Treasury is located at 710 N 7th St., Suite 240, Kansas City, KS, 66101.

I am selling a property with a rebate. Can I transfer it to the buyer?

Yes! Please complete the Rebate Transfer Form(PDF, 607KB) and email it to You must include the date that the deed was recorded with the new owner and the document number. You'll have this information after you close on the property sale. If you’re unsure of this information, you may contact the Register of Deeds at (913) 573-2841.

Can I share a flyer about this program?