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

Ann Zadeh, Fort Worth City Council, District 9, Chair

Roy C. Brooks, Tarrant County Commissioner, Precinct 1

Dr. Brian Byrd, Chair, Fort Worth City Council, District 3

Johnny Campbell, City Center Fort Worth

Nicole Collier, State Representative, District 95

Dr. Eugene Giovannini, Tarrant County College 

Felipe Gutierrez, Representing Senator Beverly Powell, District 10

Leah King, Tarrant Count Regional Water District 

Jill "J.R." Labbe, JPS Health Network


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