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Tax Increment Finance District (TIF)

The TIF (Tax Increment Finance District) helps provide public improvements in Downtown. The Downtown TIF is a collaborative effort between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tarrant County College District, and the Tarrant County Regional Water District. Established in 1996, the TIF is managed by Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.

The TIF captures incremental tax dollars over the base year’s collections and uses those funds consistent with the TIF project and financing plan.

What does the Downtown TIF do?

  • Attracts investments by assisting with public infrastructure improvement costs
  • Improves transit
  • Supports tourism and convention business
  • Creates an environment to attract office, retail and residential development
  • Provides free night and weekend parking in select Downtown garages

TIF District Board

Councilmember Elizabeth Beck, Chair, City of Fort Worth

Commissioner Roy C. Brooks, Tarrant County

Felipe Gutierrez, One Safe Place

Jared Williams, City of Fort Worth

Johnny Campbell, City Center Fort Worth

Leah King, TRWD

Susan Alanis, Tarrant County College

Rep. Nicole Collier, Texas House of Representatives

Mark Hallman, JPS Health Network


For more information about the Tax Increment Financing District, please contact Matt Beard at