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Brownfield's Property Tax Credit Description
Brownfields are generally considered to be abandoned or underutilized properties (especially industrial and commercial facilities) where redevelopment or expansion may be complicated by possible environmental contamination (real or perceived). However, a brownfield site, as defined by The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of January 11, 2002, is any "real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant."
The County must allow a tax credit of 50% of the increased Property Tax Liability (the increase in the property tax levied on a Qualified Brownfield's Site resulting from an increased assessment due to a voluntary cleanup or a corrective action plan for the Site), for a Qualified Brownfield's Site, for each of the 5 tax years immediately following the first revaluation of a Qualified Brownfield's Site after completion of a voluntary cleanup or corrective action plan.
The County must allow a credit equal to an additional 20% of the increased Property Tax Liability for a Qualified Brownfield's Site, if the site is in an Enterprise Zone, or in a neighborhood designated by the County Council for participation in the Neighborhood Business Development Program under state law.
Find more information from the following link(s):
  • Brownfield's Property Tax Credit Description
  • Brownfields Revitalization Incentive Program
  • Financial Assistance for Businesses in Montgomery County


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