The City of Farmers Branch is committed to the promotion of quality development and expansion of its existing business base. The City Council desires to improve economic development incentives and to establish various programs to ensure the City remains competitive in the marketplace, encourages increases and retention of quality jobs, encourages revenue streams from commercial, industrial and manufacturing businesses that maintain or increase the taxable values of their business personal property. The following incentives available from the City of Farmers Branch are determined on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration the scale and scope of the project and subject to the approval of the Farmers Branch City Council:
  • Grants
  • Real Tax Abatement or rebate
  • Business Personal Property Tax Abatement or Rebate
  • Sales, Lease, or Exchange City Property
  • Sales Tax Exemption
  • Sales Tax Rebate
  • Freeport Exemption
  • Employee Relocation Incentive
  • Water and Sewer Rebates
  • Tax Increment Financing Districts
  • Redevelopment Incentives
  • Hotel Use Incentives
  • Fee Waivers
  • Expedited Services
  • Public Improvement District
  • Infrastructure Cost Participation
  • Dangerous Structures
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit Pass Program
Please refer to the Chapter 380 Policy for further information regarding the Economic Development policies for the City of Farmers Branch.

Tax Increment Financing Districts

The City of Farmers Branch has established two Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts to help finance infrastructure in these key areas. TIF #1 is located west of Interstate 35E. TIF #2 is located east of I-35E near the Farmers Branch DART station. View a map of each TIF. Check the box beside Economic Development, then select TIF 1 and 2 to highlight the sites on the interactive map.

Incentives Application

The City of Farmers Branch utilizes many factors in determining the eligibility of a company for incentives and the type of incentives that would be appropriate. To ensure that the City has the best information regarding a relocation to Farmers Branch, please fill out the form below. You will need to open the Excel spreadsheet, fill out as much of the information as possible, save the file under your business name and then email the file to Allison Cook.

Incentives Application