When new construction, demolition or exterior alterations involve properties listed on the Montgomery County Master Plan for Historic Preservation, either as individual historic sites or as properties within a historic district, approval from the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is required.
The purpose of a Historic Area Work Permit is to assure that applicable criteria are met for work performed in a historic district or on a historic site.
The applicant must submit a completed application, a site plan, material specifications, and photographs to the Department of Permitting Services.
A permit number is assigned, information is entered into the computer, and the application package is then logged and sent to HPC for approval. When the approved application is returned from HPC, the permit is issued.
There is no cost at this time.
Please contact the Historic Preservation Commission at 301-563-3400 regarding processing time. When ther application is returned to Permitting Services, the permit is usually issued within two working days.
The permit is valid for one year from the issue date and may be extended provided design and specifications remain the same.
|HPC Website to Obtain Application or Call: 301-563-3400||Historic Preservation, Historic Area Work Permits|
|Fees and Taxes|
|No fee at this time|
|Credit Card Authorization Form||Credit Card Authorization Form|
|No Bonds Unless Demolition is necessary|
|Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations|
|None at this time.|
|Residential Inspections Checklist|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Historic Area Work Permit"||http://www3.montgomerycountymd.gov/311|
|Online Permitting Status Information and Inspections|
|Online Data Search||Search DPS|
|Call for More Information|
|In Montgomery County||311|
|Outside of Montgomery County||240-777-0311|
|Other Agencies to Contact|
|Other Agencies and Utilities to Contact||Allegheny Power|
|American Institute of Architects (AIA)|
|Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BG&E)|
|Board of Appeals|
|International Code Council (ICC)|
|Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation|
|Maryland Department of the Environment|
|Maryland Division of State Documents|
|Masonry Institute of America (MIA)|
|National Glass Association (NGA)|
|MNCPPC: Historic Area Work Permits|
|MNCPPC: MC Atlas|
|National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)|
|Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)|
|U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)|
|Washington Gas Light Co.|