Historic Area Work Permits
When is a Historic Area Work Permit Required?
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.
What is the Application Process?
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.
What is the Cost for This Service?
There is no cost at this time.
What is the Processing Time for this Permit?
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.
What is the Permit Duration?
The permit is valid for one year from the issue date and may be extended provided design and specifications remain the same.