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Montgomery County, Maryland Division of Treasury

Finance.propertytaxcredits@montgomerycountymd.gov

27 Courthouse Square, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20850

240-777-0311

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APPLICATION FORM PROPERTY TAX CREDIT RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

If you wish to submit a paper version of this form you can download it here.

Montgomery County Code, Section 52-18R

Property Owner

Property Address

Is the Property Owner-Occupied?

SECTION 1: RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVICES


Effective November 8, 2011: The Property Tax Credit for Solar and Geothermal Energy Devices has been suspended. Tax Credits will not be granted for solar or geothermal devices for any application received after November 8, 2012.

SECTION 2: ENERGY CONSERVATION DEVICES
An Energy Conservation Device is defined as: a device that reduces the demands for conventional fuels or increases the efficiency of these fuels, but does not include a standard household appliance. Examples of Energy Conservation devices are provided on Page 2 of this application.

Device #1

Device #2

Device #3

Device #4

Device #5

Must upload a copy of the receipt for each device

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FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
The Department of Permitting Services (DPS) certifies that the Renewable Energy Device listed in Section 1 (if applicable), is a solar or geothermal energy device that has been

properly installed____________________________________ (DPS authorized signature)
 

TOTAL AMOUNT OF TAX CREDIT – RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVICE (50% OF ELIGIBLE COSTS): _________________
(Limited to $5,000 for a heating system, or $1,500 for a hot water supply system)

 

TOTAL AMOUNT OF TAX CREDIT – ENERGY CONSERVATION DEVICE (Limit $250 per property): _________________

PROPERTY TAX CREDIT – RENEWABLE ENERGY
“Geothermal Energy Device” and/or “Solar Energy Device” means a device that:
(1) Uses geothermal energy or solar energy to heat or cool a structure; to provide hot water
for use in the structure; or to generate electricity to be used in the structure; and
(2) Meets safety and performance standards set by a nationally recognized testing laboratory
for that kind of device.
“Energy Conservation Device” means a device that:
(1) Reduces the demands for conventional fuels, or increases the efficiency of these fuels,
including:
A. caulking and weatherstripping doors and windows;
B. furnace efficiency modifications;
C. a programmable thermostat;
D. ceiling, attic, wall, or floor insulation;
E. water heater insulation;
F. storm windows or doors, multiglazed windows or doors, and heat-absorbed or heatreflective
glazed window or door materials;
G. any device which controls demand of appliances and aids load management; and
H. any other conservation device, renewable energy technology, and specific home
improvement that is determined necessary to assure that energy conservation
measures are effective
(2) Meets safety and performance standards set by a nationally recognized testing laboratory
for that kind of device.
Energy Conservation Device does not include a standard household appliance.
Additional Information
In order to be eligible for the credit, approved Renewable Energy Devices and Energy
Conservation Devices must have been installed within 12 months before the property
owner submits an application to the Director of Finance.
The tax credit can be applied against, and cannot exceed, the amount of the County
Property Tax of an owner-occupied residential property. The tax credit may be
granted in the year in which the credit is applied for, or carried forward to the next
year (if the funding limit has been reached for that year). Any unused credit amount
can be carried forward for an additional 2 years (carry forward applicable to credits
Renewable Energy Devices only) .
In any fiscal year, no more than 1 tax credit for Renewable Energy Devices may be
issued per property.
In any fiscal year, the amount of credit for Energy Conservation Devices may not exceed
$250 per property.
Effective January 27, 2010: During any fiscal year, the total of all credits granted by the
County must not exceed $100,000 for Energy Conservation Devices. Credits will be
granted in the order in which complete applications are received by the Department of
Finance.
Effective November 8, 2011: No credit will be granted for applications submitted
after November 8, 2011, unless an individual: 1) enters into a contract for eligible
costs on or before November 8, 2011; and 2) applies for the credit on or before
November 8, 2012.