Housing Incentive Program


The City of Valley Center initiated the Housing Incentive Program in March 2017 (City Resolution 661-17).  This program is designated for individuals that build or buy new, single-family residences within the city limits of Valley Center and, upon approval, will provide a rebate of 100% of the City of Valley Center’s portion of property taxes paid annually for a period of five (5) years.  The application for this program can be found on the left hand toolbar of this webpage.  This program is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2021.

Once approved, the rebate will be issued to the homeowner in the form of a refund issued each eligible year by the City's Finance Department.  The rebate will only apply to the original applicant and is non-transferrable.  For individuals purchasing lots on which to construct new residences, the property tax rebate will start upon the issuance of the certificate of occupancy by the Community Development Department.  Construction on a lot must begin within six (6) months of purchasing the lot.


In order to qualify for the City of Valley Center Housing Incentive Program, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete and submit an application from the Community Development  Director
  • Certify that they have purchased a single-family residence within the city limits of Valley Center between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2021
  • Certify that they are the first time occupant of the residence, and that the structure is being used as their primary residence

Additional Information

For additional information regarding this program, please contact Community Development Director Ryan Shrack at 316-755-7310 or email rshrack@valleycenterks.org.