Apply for a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) Certificate

Are you a Neighborhood Association or developer? Want to set up a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) in the community? You're in the right place to apply for the certificate.

Online

Create a Citizen Access account

We use a third party application called Citizen Access for NEZ Certification applications.  If you've never used Citizen Access, we recommend that you review how to create an account before starting your application.

Make sure you have time to apply

This application will take about 30 minutes once you’ve gathered the required information identified below.  You can save your application and resume later if you need more time.

Keep in mind that the online application will time out after two hours. Make sure you don't lose your entire application. Need to stop and pick up later? Click the orange Save and Resume button. You'll be able to login and start where you left off.

Gather your information

You'll need to complete a few other applications before starting this application. Make sure to complete the following first:

  • Signed request of Neighborhood Association and Developer requesting establishment of NEZ
  • Legal Description of properties included in the NEZ
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Form (you don't need to submit this if you've already submitted this before)
  • Site Plan
  • Rent Roll 

Apply online

When you click the link below, select the Economic tab and then Create an Application. You'll then open all Economic Development applications. Choose Neighborhood Enterprise Zone.

Apply online for an NEZ Certificate

We'll review your application

Expect to hear from us within 1-2 business days. We'll email you to confirm receipt of your application. Keep in mind that you might need to revise your application or attachments if we notice any missing or incorrect information.

 

Paper Form

Make sure you have time to apply

This application will take about 30 minutes once you’ve gathered the required information identified below.  You can save your application and resume later if you need more time.

Gather your information

You'll need to complete a few other applications before starting this application. Make sure to complete the following first:

  • Signed request of Neighborhood Association and Developer requesting establishment of NEZ
  • Legal Description of properties included in the NEZ
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Form (you don't need to submit this if you've already submitted this before)
  • Site Plan
  • Rent Roll 

Download and print the application

Download and print the NEZ application

Submit your application

Mail or email your application to us using our information in the Contact Us section of this page.

We'll review your application

Expect to hear from us within 1-2 business days once we receive your application. We'll email you to confirm receipt of your application. Keep in mind that you might need to revise your application or attachments if we notice any missing or incorrect information.

 

Phone

Call us for instructions

You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. We'll get you all the information you need to apply for your NEZ Certificate. We don't take applications over the phone, but we'll make sure you have everything you need to get your application approved.

In Person

Make sure you have time to apply

This application will take about 30 minutes once you’ve gathered the required information identified below.  You can save your application and resume later if you need more time.

Gather your information

You'll need to complete a few other applications before starting this application. Make sure to complete the following first:

  • Signed request of Neighborhood Association and Developer requesting establishment of NEZ
  • Legal Description of properties included in the NEZ
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Form (you don't need to submit this if you've already submitted this before)
  • Site Plan
  • Rent Roll 

Come to our office and fill out an application

We'll help you apply for your NEZ Certificate. Have a printer? You can speed up the process by downloading and printing the NEZ application here.

We'll review your application

Expect to hear from us within 1-2 business days. Keep in mind that you might need to revise your application or attachments if we notice any missing or incorrect information.