Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Classification

Application For Classification As New Industrial Property

15-6-192. Application for classification as new industrial property. (1) Any person, firm, or other group seeking to qualify its property for classification as new industrial property under class five, as provided in 15-6-135, shall make application to the department on a form provided by the department.

(2) The department shall promulgate rules for the determination of what constitutes an adverse impact, taking into consideration the number of people to be employed and the size of the community in which the location of the industrial property is contemplated.

(3) If the department makes an initial determination that the industrial property qualifies as new industrial property under class five, it shall publish notice of and hold a public hearing to determine whether the property should retain this classification.

(4) Local taxing authority officials may waive their objections to the property's classification in class five if the owner of the new industrial property agrees to prepay property taxes on the property during the construction period. The maximum amount of prepayment is the amount of tax the owner would have paid on the property if it had not been classified under class five.

(5) If a new industrial facility qualifies under class five, its property tax payment may not be reduced for reimbursement of its prepaid taxes as provided in 15-16-201 until the class five qualification expires.

History: En. Sec. 13, Ch. 693, L. 1979; Sec. 15-6-152, MCA 1997; redes. 15-6-192 by Code Commissioner, 1999; amd. Sec. 21, Ch. 2, L. 2009.