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Historic Preservation Applications

Listed below are commonly requested forms related to Historic Preservation programs. All PDF documents open in a new window.

  • Baltimore County Historic Review Application (PDF)This application is used for construction or rehabilitation projects involving properties located on the Baltimore County Preliminary or Final Landmarks List or in a County Historic District.
  • Baltimore County Historic Review Application Instructions and Checklist (PDF)—This application contains the instructions and checklist for the Historic Review Application.
  • Meetings of the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) are generally held on the second Thursday of the month excluding August and December. Application submission deadlines are listed for each meeting.
  • Baltimore County Landmarks Nomination Application (PDF)—This nomination form is designed to provide the Preservation Services Division with the necessary data to be able to evaluate the significance of the property for possible inclusion on the Baltimore County Landmarks List. Please fill out all of the sections so that staff has enough information to properly evaluate the nomination. In cases where insufficient documentation has been submitted, staff may need to return the form to the applicant so that the information can be provided.

Baltimore County Historic Tax Credit Applications for Residential and Commercial Properties

The Baltimore County historic tax credit program has two components—residential and commercial. These have the same property eligibility standards but differ in the amount and form of the tax credit. In no case, however, can the eligible work include expenditures for “new additions constructed as part of, or adjacent to, a historic resource.” It is also essential to understand that approval by the Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission or staff must be obtained before beginning any work on the property.

  • Baltimore County Historic Tax Credit Application Instructions (PDF)—These instructions can be used as guidance to fill out the Historic Tax Credit Application.
  • Residential Part I and Part II (PDF)—A Residential Part I application must be submitted on which the Department makes the formal determination that the property constitutes a “historic resource” eligible to participate in the program. This may be submitted simultaneously with the Residential Part II Application if the applicant has already been found to be eligible. A Residential Part II application must be submitted to the Landmarks Preservation Commission with a detailed description of the proposed rehabilitation work. Applicants who submit an approved State Part II application, along with their County application, may be approved by staff.
  • Commercial Part I and Part II (PDF)—A Commercial Part I application must be submitted on which the Department makes the formal determination that the property constitutes a “historic resource” eligible to participate in the program. This may be submitted simultaneously with the Commercial Part II Application if the applicant has already been found to be eligible. A Commercial Part II application must be submitted to the Landmarks Preservation Commission with a detailed description of the proposed rehabilitation work. Applicants who submit an approved State Part II application, along with their County application, may be approved by staff.
  • Residential Part III (PDF)—After completing the rehabilitation work, a Part III Application is submitted to the Department of Planning in order to verify that the completed project is in conformance with the work described and approved in the Part II Application.
  • Commercial Part III (PDF)—After completing the rehabilitation work, a Part III Application is submitted to the Department of Planning in order to verify that the completed project is in conformance with the work described and approved in the Part II Application.
  • Itemized Expense Sheet for Part III Tax Credit Application (PDF)This worksheet may be used with Part III Tax Credit applications to itemize expenditures relating to approved rehabilitation items.
  • Checklist for Tax Credit Applications Involving Waterproofing Expenditures (PDF)—This checklist can be used when a Tax Credit application involves waterproofing expenditures.

Application Submissions

Completed applications may be submitted by email to histpres@baltimorecountymd.gov or by regular mail to:

Baltimore County Department of Planning
Preservation Services
105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 101
Towson, Maryland 21204

 
Revised December 27, 2017         

 

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