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City and County of Honolulu - Real Property Tax Exemption for Alternative Energy Improvements   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/02/2014
Program Overview:
State: Hawaii
Incentive Type: Property Tax Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Solar Pool Heating, Anaerobic Digestion, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Amount:100% exemption for 25 years.
Start Date:10/1/2009
Web Site: http://www.realpropertyhonolulu.com/portal/rpadcms/Exemption?pare...
Authority 1:
Date Effective:
Honolulu City Council Bill 58
10/1/2009
Authority 2:
Date Effective:
Revised Ordinances of Honolulu 8-10.15
10/1/2009
Summary:

In September 2009, the Honolulu City Council unanimously passed Bill 58 to create a real property tax exemption for alternative energy improvements. This bill became effective October 1, 2009. The alternative energy property installed on a building, property, or land is exempt from property taxes for 25 years. For the purposes of this property tax exemption, alternative energy sources include solar, wind, hydropower, tidal, wave, solid waste and increased efficiency in fossil-fuel burning facilities. Energy sources based on fossil fuels, nuclear fuels or geothermal energy are not eligible for this exemption.


 
Contact:
  Information
City and County of Honolulu Department of Budget and Fiscal Services
Real Property Assessment Division
842 Bethel St.
Basement
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 768-3799
Web Site: http://www.realpropertyhonolulu.com/RPAD/staticpage/contactus.jsp?islogin=false
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