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§ 8-233. Changes required by occupant's health

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTax-Property

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 8. Valuation and Assessment
Subtitle 2. Assessment Procedures
Part II. Use Assessments
MD Code, Tax - Property, § 8-233
§ 8-233. Changes required by occupant's health
“Change” defined
(a) In this section, “change” includes an improvement or an addition.
In general
(b) Subject to the provisions of this section, a change to a building may not be assessed to the owner of the building for the period of time that a resident of the building with a health or medical condition occupies the building if:
(1) the building is used as a dwelling; and
(2) the change to the building is required for the health or medical condition of the resident of the building.
Submission of statement from licensed physician and annual affirmation
(c) The owner of the building shall submit to the supervisor:
(1) a statement from a licensed physician showing sufficient evidence of medical necessity or a substantial physical inconvenience of the resident; and
(2) annually an affirmation that the resident lives in the building.
(d) The assessment of the changes exempted under this section may not exceed 10% of the total assessment of the real property on which the building is located.
(e) The Department shall adopt regulations to provide:
(1) criteria to determine what is sufficient evidence of a health or medical condition;
(2) the form of the annual affirmation of residence; and
(3) criteria to determine what changes are required for the health or medical condition.


Added by Acts 1985, c. 8, § 2, eff. Feb. 1, 1986. Amended by Acts 1986, c. 171; Acts 1987, c. 11, § 1; Acts 2000, c. 80, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2000; Acts 2001, c. 114, § 1, eff. June 1, 2001.
Formerly Art. 81, § 19.
MD Code, Tax - Property, § 8-233, MD TAX PROPERTY § 8-233
Current with all legislation from the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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