Bill No.                      21-15                  

Concerning: Finance – Renters’ Property Tax Relief Supplement                                   

Revised:    1/12/2015        Draft No. 1  

Introduced:      May 5, 2015                   

Enacted:         July 28, 2015                 

Executive:       August 7, 2015              

Effective:        November 6, 2015          

Sunset Date:  None                             

Ch.   42    , Laws of Mont. Co.    2015    


County Council

For Montgomery County, Maryland


Lead Sponsor: Councilmember Elrich

Co-sponsors: Councilmembers Navarro and Riemer


AN ACT to:

(1)        require the Director of Finance to pay a Renters’ Property Tax Relief Supplement to certain residents who qualify for a certain payment under State law; and

(2)        generally amend the law governing the Renters’ Property Tax Relief Supplement.


By adding

            Montgomery County Code

Chapter 20, Finance

Article XV, Renters’ Property Tax Relief Supplement

Section 20-82



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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:

                        Sec. 1.  Article XV (Section 20-82) is added to Chapter 20 as follows:

ARTICLE XV. Renters’ Property Tax Relief Supplement.

20-82.         Renters’ Property Tax Relief Supplement.

(a)     The Director of Finance must pay a Renters’ Property Tax Relief Supplement to each resident who qualifies to receive a payment under the State property tax relief program for renters established under Section 9-102 of the Tax-Property Article of the Maryland Code.

(b)     For each taxable year, the Supplement to each eligible resident under this Section equals 50% of the State payment to the resident.

(c)      The Director may require each eligible resident to submit an application for the Supplement, and may take any other action necessary to administer the Supplement. 

(d)     The County Executive may issue regulations under method (2) to administer this Supplement.