Repayment of PILOT Financing is a program through which the District provides economic development project funds by borrowing against the future receipts from Payment-in-Lieu-of-Taxes (PILOT).
A PILOT payment on debt issued under the District’s PILOT Act equals the amount the property owner would otherwise pay in property taxes, based on the assessed value of the property. The repayment of the borrowing against this future PILOT revenue is budgeted in this program. This borrowing is similar in concept to Tax Increment Financing, in which the District borrows against future tax receipts and uses the proceeds to spur economic development. In addition, the District Council can approve other project-based PILOT financing, outside the scope of the PILOT Act.