Montana Code Annotated 2019



Part 16. Historic Properties

Responsibilities Of Local Governing Bodies -- Local Review Board -- Design Review Process

15-24-1605. Responsibilities of local governing bodies -- local review board -- design review process. (1) A local governing body that approves the tax benefit may designate a local review board to establish an application and review process to certify eligible properties. The review process must include design review criteria based on the secretary of the interior's standards for preservation projects or other standards approved by the state historic preservation office.

(2) The board shall include:

(a) at least three members with professional expertise in history, planning, archaeology, architectural history, historic archaeology, or another historic preservation-related discipline;

(b) at least one architect; and

(c) up to two members of the general public.

(3) The board shall determine whether a property is eligible under 15-24-1604 and is qualified for the tax abatement. The board shall approve or deny an application for the tax abatement within 30 days of receiving a taxpayer's complete application and report its recommendation to the local governing body.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 424, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 57, L. 2013.