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Energy and Environmental Advocacy

Image of outdoor utility meter Before signing a contract for the sale of a home, the Seller must provide the Buyer with:
  1. Material approved by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that gives information about home energy efficiency improvements, including the benefits of conducting a home energy audit.
  2. Sellers of single family homes and condominiums, which are individually metered for electricity and/or natural gas, are required to disclose certain usage and cost information when selling their homes.

OCP enforces this requirement and provides the following links to enable sellers to more easily obtain this information from utility  companies.  Please view  DEP's Disclosure Fact Sheet For Consumers and Disclosure Fact Sheet For Sellers/Agents.

The Greater Captial Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) has developed a form for its real estate agents to use to comply with these disclosure requirements.

Please link to our Utility Company Contact List to obtain information  on requesting energy usage and cost information.