Public safety officers in Montgomery County will now be eligible for a property tax credit in the County up to $2,500 per year thanks to new legislation passed in the 2017 state legislative session. Del. Eric Luedtke introduced the bill and was key in adding Department of Corrections employees to the bill.

“Firefighters and police officers who work here should be able to live here,” said Luedtke, in a Facebook post about the bill. β€œIt’s good for the relationship between these dedicated people and the community as well,” he added.

The tax credit is set to take effect on June 30, 2017.