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What can I do to take care of my historic property?

Historic Colors- The National Trust historic paint colors can be found on the following website. http://www.valsparpaint.com/en/explore-colors/color-selector.html

The Secretary of the Interior Guidelines provide detailed methods and appropriate techniques for maintaining the historic integrity of your property. https://www.nps.gov/tps/standards/rehabilitation.htm

Incentives- You could be eligible for up to a 25% State and 20% Federal Tax Credit for making extensive restoration efforts. For more information: http://www.nps.gov/tps/tax-incentives.htm

Preservation Briefs- The National Park Service's preservation briefs provide information on many of the problems your historic building could develop. These include: 

  • Repointing mortar joints

  • Roofing

  • Rehabilitating historic storefronts

  • Controlling unwanted moisture

  • Removing graffiti

  • Dangers of abrasive cleaning, and more.

Visit their website for more information:  http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs.htm.

Lead Concerns: www.epa.gov/lead

Asbestos Concerns: www.epa.gov/asbestos

Mold Concerns: www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/indez.html

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Insurance- Property owners are encouraged to maintain property insurance on the building. Renters are encouraged to insure their property in the buildings. 

National Vacant Properties- To learn more about how a vacant property can be rehabilitated or find new use, visit Center for Community Progress. www.vacantproperties.org/index.html

Do I need a Texas Sales Tax Id? Click the links below:

State of Texas Comptroller Tax Topics June 2014- Garage Sales and Texas Sales Tax

State of Texas Comptroller Tax Topics August 2016- Fairs, Festivals, Markets and Shows

What can I do to take care of my historic property? The Beeville Main Street Property Maintenance Guide can give some general guidance.  

City of Beeville Ordinance No. 2133 (Preservation Ordinance of Downtown Beeville).