The preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings are of great benefit to the people of Loudoun County. Once preserved, these buildings connect us to our heritage, enrich our quality of life and provide valuable economic benefit. Various state and federal rehabilitation tax credits are available to qualified building owners in Loudoun County. These credits provide substantial incentive for private investment in the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings located on private property. These tax credit programs are administered by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
Historic preservation easements are a type of conservation easement authorized by Virginia law. Conservation easements are voluntary, legal agreements between landowners and non-profit land trusts that permanently limit use of designated land in order to protect its cultural, historical, scenic and/or other values. In addition to protecting and conserving land, conservation easements may also provide owners with certain local, State and Federal tax benefits. Landowner's interested in seeking a conservation easement for all or a portion of their land should contact one of the many non-profit, Land Trust organizations in our area to learn more about the benefits of doing so. Preservation easements are administered by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.