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Business Regulations & Laws

Successful businesses understand the importance of knowing and following regulations related to their industry. Montgomery County is committed to making regulatory information readily available to the business community.

Certain County regulations are designed to improve the environment through a focus on energy conservation and protecting natural resources.
  • Commercial Building Energy Benchmarking – requires building owners to benchmark the energy use of nonresidential buildings in the County that are 50,000 square feet and greater.  
  • DEP Development Review Process – requires a property owner, developer, or builder to demonstrate that each building requiring sanitary service will have both an adequate fresh water supply and a wastewater disposal system.
  • Special Protection Areas – development within special protection areas is subject to strict requirements to reduce threats to resources and features of these areas.
  • Stormwater Management – The Department of Environmental protection (DEP) is the lead agency for projects to reduce stormwater runoff impacts.  The Water Quality Protection Charge is assessed to all property owners and is calculated based on the potential for a property to contribute to stormwater runoff.


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