The Washington County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the county commissioners’ meeting room at 100 W. Washington St. to consider amendments to the Building Excise Tax Ordinance.
A proposed amendment would waive the $3-per-square-foot excise tax when the use of a nonresidential property changes from nonretail to retail.
The county commissioners also have said the $1-per-square-foot fee should be waived when the property use changes the other way, from retail to nonretail.
The changes, if approved, would be in effect through June 30, 2015, according to a county summary of the proposal.
Copies of the proposed revised ordinance are available for review at the Washington County Planning Department office at 80 W. Baltimore St. in Hagerstown or on the county’s website at www.washco-md.net under “County News.”