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Montgomery County Senior Tax Credit – Consecutive Applications Required

On March 7, 2017 and June 27, 2017, respectively, the Montgomery County Council enacted Bills 42-16 and 13-17 to provide a property tax credit for elderly individuals and retired veterans. Individuals eligible to receive the...more

1/5/2018  /  Property Tax , Tax Credits , Veterans

Country Inns Being Pushed Out

A Country Inn provides a venue for a cozy dinner or event and possibly an overnight stay nestled in a rural setting in Montgomery County. It is a nice, relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busier parts of...more

9/15/2017  /  Hospitality Industry , Hotels , Permits

Montgomery County Growth and Development Update

Montgomery County continues to plan for growth and new development. The Planning Board of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (“Planning Board”) is currently working on two master plans, the White Flint...more

Pick Up the C-PACE – Montgomery County Opens its Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program

Property Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”) programs are being adopted throughout the country at a rapid pace. In 2014, Maryland enacted legislation authorizing local governments to establish PACE programs. Subsequently,...more

Montgomery County Proposes to Raise Recordation Tax

The Montgomery County Council proposes to increase the recordation tax charged on the sale and refinance (in certain circumstances) of property. Expedited Bill 15-16 proposes to raise the recordation tax rate for taxable...more

Montgomery County Subdivision Staging Policy Revamped

The Montgomery County Planning Board of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (“Planning Board”) is updating the Subdivision Staging Policy (“SSP”). We anticipate practical and innovation changes will be...more

Montgomery County Subdivision Regulations Rewrite

In 2014 Montgomery County adopted a comprehensive amendment to its zoning ordinance and now it embarks on the process of rewriting its subdivision regulations. Subdivision regulations facilitate the planning authority of...more

Purple Line Continues to Move Forward

The Maryland Court of Appeals issued an opinion on January 22, 2016 holding in favor of Montgomery County, Maryland that the future Purple Line (the proposed light rail between Bethesda and New Carrollton that includes a stop...more

Montgomery County Now Requires Radon Testing Before Single-Family Home Sale

The Montgomery County Council enacted Bill No. 31-15 on November 17, 2015 requiring radon testing prior to the sale of single-family homes, regardless of whether it is the initial or resale of the home. Bill No. 31-15 will...more

CREW 2015 National Convention

I attended the CREW National Convention in Bellevue, Washington earlier this month. This year’s convention was kicked off by Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley, who focused her discussion on how best to position...more

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