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Montgomery Planning Open House
March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montgomery Planning Will Hold Historic Preservation Tax Credit Open House on March 4
Montgomery Planning staff will explain the tax credit programs for home improvements and answer residents’ questions at the event
SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will hold the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Open House on Wednesday, March 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Department’s auditorium (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD).
At this event, Planning staff will provide an overview of the county’s tax credit program for improving historic properties. Planning staff will also provide an update regarding upcoming historic preservation policy changes. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.
Montgomery Planning is currently accepting applications from county property owners who may be eligible for a one-time, 25 percent property tax credit for restoring the exteriors of their historic structures during 2019. To be eligible for the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Tax Credit, the property must be listed in the Montgomery County Master Plan for Historic Preservation.Search here to determine if your property is listed.
Owners must file an application, including documentation of the repairs that were done, with the historic preservation staff of the Planning Department by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission will then evaluate the applications to determine whether the scope of the work meets the eligibility requirements for the program. The work must have been completed no later than December 31, 2019.
Repairs, restoration or preservation of exterior features of designated structures are considered for the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Tax Credit. New additions and interior work are ineligible.
Examples of eligible exterior projects include, but are not limited to:
- Repairing roofs or replacing them in-kind
- Repairing windows, architectural trim or ornament
- Uncovering and repairing original siding
- Repointing brick or stone foundations or chimneys
- Restoring a documented feature, such as a dormer or porch that was previously altered or removed
- Repairing and maintaining outbuildings, such as barns and garages.
Background on Historic Preservation Tax Credit
The Montgomery County Council passed legislation in 1984 to create the historic preservation tax credit program for county-designated historic properties. Since 2013, owners of properties listed in the Montgomery County Master Plan for Historic Preservation are eligible to receive 25 percent of documented improvement costs for exterior maintenance, restoration or preservation work. The approved credit is applied to a property owner’s tax bill.
In 2019, the Historic Preservation Commission approved tax credits for 113 projects, representing more than $2.8 million of investment in historic properties.
For more information about filing a tax credit application, please contact Michael Kyne, Planner Coordinator of the Historic Preservation Office at the Montgomery County Planning Department (telephone: 301-563-3403); email: Michael.Kyne@montgomeryplanning.org.
About The Montgomery County Planning Department
The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, aims to improve quality of life by conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment for current and future generations. The Planning Department creates great communities by developing master plans, reviewing applications for development and analyzing various types of information to help public officials plan for Montgomery County’s future. The Department comprises about 150 staff members and provides recommendations, information, analysis and services to the Montgomery County Planning Board, the County Council, the County Executive, other government agencies and the public. Visitwww.montgomeryplanning.org.
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