Sec. 10-416a-2 - General rules

ยง 10-416a-2. General rules

(a) Who May Apply

(1) Applications shall be submitted by the owner of a property listed on the National or State Register of Historic Places or, in cases of multiple owners, applications may be made by a duly authorized joint owner, partner or member on behalf of the owners.

(2) For purposes of sections 10-416a-3 and 10-416a-5 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, a person or business entity that is not the owner of a property listed on the National or State Register of Historic Places shall be eligible to apply provided such person or business entity submits evidence that the owner has been informed of the application and has no objection to the filing.

(3) If a complex constitutes more than one legal parcel and the parcels are under separate ownership, the owner of the legal parcel who is seeking tax credits shall be eligible to apply.

(b) How to Apply

(1) The owner shall submit requests for approvals, certifications, reservation of tax credits and issuance of a tax credit voucher on forms prescribed by the department. In cases where the owner also seeks to claim the federal historic preservation investment tax credit for a building located in a district listed on the National Register of Historic Places, applications for determination of historic structure status and approval of proposed rehabilitation plan may be made on the Part 1 or Part 2 applications, respectively, of the Historic Preservation Certification Application used by the National Park Service, with such additional forms and information as may be required by the department.

(2) The owner may apply at any time during a state fiscal year, subject to the application requirements under sections 10-416a-3, 10-416a-5, 10-416a-8, 10-416a-10 and 10-416a-11 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.

(c) Department Review

(1) The department shall review and issue a decision not more than thirty calendar days after receipt of a complete application.

(2) If an application is incomplete, not more than thirty calendar days after receipt the department shall notify the owner in writing and indicate what information is needed to undertake or complete review.

(3) The department shall not commence review of applications for preliminary certification and reservation of tax credits, and for issuance of tax credit vouchers until receipt of the required fee payments as indicated under section 10-416a-12 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.

(4) The department may undertake an inspection of the historic structure prior to any application approvals or certifications.

(5) Department decisions are made in writing by the officer or other duly authorized representative of the department. The signature of the owner or duly authorized agent on any application form is a representation to the department that the facts contained in the application are true and correct.

(6) In cases where the owner has submitted Part 1 or Part 2 applications of the Historic Preservation Certification Application used by the National Park Service, and any additional application materials required by the department, if, pursuant to 16 USC 470 and in accordance with section 10-409 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a recommendation is made to the National Park Service for approval, such recommendation shall be considered certification or approval action under sections 10-416a-3 and 10-416a-5 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, respectively.

(Adopted effective January 2, 2007; Amended June 12, 2009; Amended August 2, 2012)

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