Greene County Business - Tax Abatement, Department of Economic Development for Greene County Government, Pennsylvania

Office of Economic Development

49 South Washington Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370

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Tax Abatement Program
Department of Economic Development for Greene County

Contact Persons: Rich Davis, Tax Abatement Coordinator
Jeremy Kelly, Planning & Business Development Manager

49 South Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
93 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5300 / Fax: 724-852-5319
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

The Greene County Tax Abatement Program is a tax exemption for new development within Greene County. In order for the program to be applicable, all three of the elected bodies (county, municipality, and school district) must adopt the program to benefit their own residents and to promote growth in their jurisdictions.

The governing bodies believe a system for tax exemptions will improve many facets of community including employment rate, land value, and an increase in business opportunities.

Tax Abatement - Caution:
DO NOT begin construction until you apply. If construction begins prior to filling out an application you WILL NOT be eligible for Tax Abatement.

What do I need for Tax Abatement:
  1. Obtain a Building Permit — from your local municipality and bring a copy of the permit with you when applying. If your township does not issue permits, you will need to bring a letter signed by at least two municipal officials.

  2. Copy of your Deed — showing ownership of the land; the person who signs the application must be one of the names on the deed.

  3. Photograph — of where construction will take place prior to construction. DO NOT begin construction until you have received conditional approval!

  4. Floor Plans or a Hand-drawn Sketch — noting size and measurements of the new construction or building.

  5. Driver's License to verify Signature — this is for the notarizing of documents.

  6. Be Aware — if you begin construction it will jeopardize your ability to receive approval.
Application Form and Contact:
Click here for the Tax Abatement Application form.

Contact person: Rich Davis, Tax Abatement Coordinator (Phone: 724-852-5300)
Greene County Department of Economic Development
49 South Washington Street, Fort Jackson Building, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Office Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm weekdays only


What else do I need to know:
  • Taxes will continue to pay on the land, 3 Year Abatement on Residential Improvements and 5 Year Abatement on Agricultural or Commercial Improvements.

  • YOU MUST APPLY PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION!! If you construct prior to filling out an application you are NOT eligible for the program.

  • Renovations within your home may be eligible-contact the Greene County Department of Economic Development office.

Contact Your Utility Companies:
  • PA One Call - “Call before you Dig” — 1-800-242 -1776

  • Allegheny Power — 1-800-255-3443 or **TDD For the Hearing Impaired 1-800-955-9445

  • Equitable Gas — 1-800-654-6335

  • Windstream — Repair Service-1-800-782-6206 "Call before you dig" | Billing Information- 1-800-843-9214

  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority — 724-883-2301 (Sewer and Water)

  • Comcast — 1-800-266-2278

  • Veolia Environmental Services — 1-800-437-1759
    "Mandatory carrier for Waynesburg Borough" trash pick-up days are Thursdays for residences. Business trash pick up is as needed. If this pick up day falls on a holiday trash will then be picked up the following day.
Tax Abatement Review Board:
Click here for board members, meeting dates, times, and locations.

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370

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