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Licensing & Registration

New Home Builders

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The Office of Consumer Protection licenses any new home builder that constructs a new residence in Montgomery County.  Montgomery County Code Chapter 31C (view law here) is the local law which requires new homebuilders to be licensed, and for these same builders to provide home buyers a new home warranty.  

This law was enacted to protect consumers by ensuring that each builder has met the requirements established under Chapter 31C.  Licenses are valid for two (2) years from the date license is issued. Violators of Chapter 31C are subject to a $500.00 civil fine in addition to all other remedies prescribed by the law, which may be both civil and criminal.