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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.
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.
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.
You'll need to complete a few other applications before starting this application. Make sure to complete the following first:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Create a Citizen Access Account
NEZ Act 147
City of Grand Rapids NEZ Code
City Commission Policy for NEZs
Are you planning to do some normal repairs and/or maintenance to your property? The value added because of these repairs may be exempt from property taxes.
Request the Mathieu-Gast exemption
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300 Monroe Avenue NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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