CURA FAQ

Consolidated Urban Revitalization Area (CURA)
Waterloo, IA
Department of Planning and Zoning
(319) 291-4366

Key Phone Numbers 
Building Inspectors 319-291-4319
Planning and Zoning 319-291-4366
Community Development 319-291-4429
Black Hawk County Assessor 319-833-3006   

What is "Tax Abatement"?

What is a "qualified improvement"?

Are there other requirements for CURA tax abatement?

What does "residentially assessed" mean?

What does "commercially assessed" mean?

What kinds of "improvements" increase the assessed value?

Does $1 spent on work = $1 of increased assessed value?

What areas of Waterloo qualify for CURA tax abatement?

Who will determine if my property will receive the CURA tax abatement?

Is money available to make improvements?

Which tax abatement schedule should I choose?

If qualified improvements are made, how do I get tax abatement?

How do you apply?

Who applies?

How often do I need to apply?

Why would an application be denied?

Can property taxes be eliminated using tax abatement?

Will my taxes increase if I use tax abatement?

If I think my assessment is too high, what can I do?

Why did the City Council designate a part of the City for tax abatement?

Do I have to make improvements? 

CURA Abatement Schedule