Residential Incentive Program

The City of Merrill offers incentives for newly constructed single-family homes or duplexes built on privately-owned lots within the City of Merrill.

Those who apply for the Residential Incentive Program may receive up to 5 percent of the preliminary assessment valuation (or a maximum of $10,000) for newly constructed residential homes or duplexes.

If approved, applicants will be paid within 30 after an Occupancy Permit has been issued by the City of Merrill Building Inspector and after preliminary assessment valuation by the City of Merrill Assessor.

To apply for the Residential Incentive Program, please complete the Residential Incentive Program form and submit it to the Merrill Redevelopment Authority (RDA) via the Clerk/Treasurer Office at 1004 E. 1st St. or email it to the City Administrator Rod Akey at If you have questions, please call (715) 536-5594.