Thank you for your interest in the Jersey-Greene County Intermodal Enterprise Zone. The zone was created on October 16, 2017, expiring on December 31, 2032. The purpose of the Enterprise Zone is to promote economic growth, encourage economic development, create & retain jobs and reduce unemployment in the area.
Intermodal Enterprise Zone Application Instructions
The Enterprise Zone Application Packet Includes:
Enterprise Zone Fee Structure
Enterprise Zone Local Sales Tax Incentives
Enterprise Zone Verification Form
Enterprise Business Information Form
Local Building Permit Verification Form
Certificate for Sales Tax Exemption
Sub-Contractor Sales Tax Exemption Form
Steps to Submit an Enterprise Zone Application
First, obtain an application packet by contacting Shari Albrecht, Jersey-Greene EZ Administrator.
Submit the completed application for certification.
Submit the certification to obtain a building permit.
Submit the sales tax exemption form and building permit to Shari Albrecht, Jersey-Greene EZ Administrator.
Pay the EZ application fee.
The EZ Administrator will apply for sales tax exemption on your behalf.
The applicant is responsible to provide copies of the sales tax exemption certificate to retailers.
Applicants are required to file reports with the Illinois Department of Revenue upon receiving Enterprise Zone incentives. Please visit the FAQ regarding the program.
Property Currently within the Enterprise Zone
An application fee of one half percent (0.5%) of the cost of building materials for new construction and renovation projects within the enterprise zone.
The fee is due at the time of certification of the project by the enterprise zone administrator.
No fee shall exceed $50,000.
Enterprise Zone Expansion
The Expansion Application fee includes a notice for public hearing, court reporter and dedication of staff time.
The application fee is $500 or not to exceed 0.5% of building material costs.
The developer is also required to provide a legal description of the proposed property added to the Enterprise Zone.
Please contact the Enterprise Zone Administrator to determine the legal description.
Sales Tax Deduction on Building Materials
Qualifying building materials used in projects in the Enterprise Zone are exempt from sales tax with a certificate from the Illinois Department of Revenue.
In the Jersey-Greene County Enterprise zone, you must have a certificate issued by IDOR prior to the start of construction to qualifying for any local incentives.
In order to receive EZ benefits, the Zone Administrator, prior to the start of construction, must certify all EZ projects. Building permits are required.
Obtain a Project Application Packet
Click here to view the contact information for the Jersey-Green County Intermodal Enterprise Zone Administrator and obtain a Project Application Packet.