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CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 1A. STRUCTURE OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 2. ADMINISTRATION - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 2B. AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 3. AIR QUALITY CONTROL - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 3A. ALARMS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 5. ANIMAL CONTROL - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 8. BUILDINGS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 8A. CABLE COMMUNICATIONS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 10B. COMMON OWNERSHIP COMMUNITIES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 11. CONSUMER PROTECTION - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 11A. CONDOMINIUMS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 11B. CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 13. DETENTION CENTERS AND REHABILITATION FACILITIES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 15. EATING AND DRINKING ESTABLISHMENTS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 16. ELECTIONS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 17. ELECTRICITY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 18A. ENERGY POLICY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 19. EROSION, SEDIMENT CONTROL AND STORMWATER MANAGEMENT - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 19A. ETHICS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 20 FINANCE - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 21 FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 22. FIRE SAFETY CODE - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 22A. FOREST CONSERVATION - TREES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 23A. GROUP HOMES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 24. HEALTH AND SANITATION - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 24A. HISTORIC RESOURCES PRESERVATION - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 24B. HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 25. HOSPITALS, SANITARIUMS, NURSING AND CARE HOMES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 25A. HOUSING, MODERATELY PRICED - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 25B. HOUSING POLICY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 26. HOUSING AND BUILDING MAINTENANCE STANDARDS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27. HUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 27A. INDIVIDUAL WATER SUPPLY AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL FACILITIES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 29. LANDLORD-TENANT RELATIONS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 30. LICENSING AND REGULATIONS GENERALLY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 30C. MOTOR VEHICLE TOWING AND IMMOBILIZATION ON PRIVATE PROPERTY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 31. MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 31A. MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR AND TOWING REGISTRATION - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 31B. NOISE CONTROL - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 31C. NEW HOME WARRANTY AND BUILDER LICENSING - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 33. PERSONNEL AND HUMAN RESOURCES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 33B. PESTICIDES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 35. POLICE - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 36. POND SAFETY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 38A. RADIO, TELEVISION AND ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE INSTALLATION AND REPAIRS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 40. REAL PROPERTY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 41. RECREATION AND RECREATION FACILITIES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 41A. RENTAL ASSISTANCE - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 42A. RIDESHARING AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 44. SCHOOLS AND CAMPS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 44A. SECONDHAND PERSONAL PROPERTY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 45. SEWERS, SEWAGE DISPOSAL AND DRAINAGE - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 47. VENDORS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 48. SOLID WASTES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 49. STREETS AND ROADS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 50. SUBDIVISION OF LAND - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 51 SWIMMING POOLS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 51A. TANNING FACILITIES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 52. TAXATION - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 53. TAXICABS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 53A. TENANT DISPLACEMENT - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 54. TRANSIENT LODGING FACILITIES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 55. TREE CANOPY - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 56. URBAN RENEWAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 56A. VIDEO GAMES - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 57. WEAPONS - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 59. ZONING - REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 60. SILVER SPRING, BETHESDA, WHEATON AND MONTGOMERY HILLS PARKING LOT DISTRICTS - REGULATIONS
MISCELLANEOUS MONTGOMERY COUNTY REGULATIONS
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Sec. 26-5. Space, use, and location.
   The owner of any dwelling or dwelling unit must assure compliance with the following standards during human habitation:
   (a)   Floor area, dwelling unit.  Every dwelling unit must contain at least 150 square feet of floor area for the first occupant and at least 100 additional square feet of floor area for every additional occupant.  The floor area of that part of any room where the ceiling height is less than 5 feet or where the room width is less than 7 feet must not be considered in computing the habitable space of the room to decide its maximum permissible occupancy.
   (b)   Floor area, sleeping.  In every dwelling unit of 2 or more rooms, every room occupied for sleeping purposes by one occupant must contain at least 70 square feet of habitable space, and every room occupied for sleeping purposes by more than one occupant must contain at least 50 square feet of habitable space for each occupant.  However, in a mobile home every room occupied for sleeping purposes by one occupant must contain at least 50 square feet of habitable space; by 2 occupants, at least 70 square feet of habitable space; and by more than 2 occupants, at least an additional 50 square feet of habitable space for each additional occupant.
   (c)   Floor area, individual living unit.  Each individual living unit must contain at least 150 square feet of floor area for each occupant.  The floor area of that part of any room where the ceiling height is less than 5 feet or where the room width is less than 7 feet must not be considered in computing the habitable space of the room to decide its maximum permissible occupancy.
   (d)   Ceiling height.  At least one-half of the floor area of every habitable room must have a ceiling height of at least 6 feet 8 inches, except that a beam, girder, duct or other obstruction may project to within 6 feet 4 inches of the finished floor.
   (e)   Cellar space.  Cellar space must not be used as habitable space without written permission from an enforcing agency.
   (f)   Basement space.  Basement space must not be used as habitable space unless, in addition to all other requirements of this Chapter:
      (1)   the floor and walls and are impervious to leakage of underground and surface runoff water and insulated against dampness; and
      (2)   the minimum aggregate glass area of windows required by this Chapter is located entirely above the grade of the ground adjoining the window area.
   (g)   Access to sleeping room.  The access to any sleeping room must not pass through another sleeping room.
   (h)   Privacy.  Each dwelling unit and individual living unit must be arranged to provide privacy, with doors and floor to ceiling walls.  (Mont. Co. Code 1965, § 91-8; 1979 L.M.C., ch. 11, § 4; 1980 L.M.C., ch. 29, § 1; 1988 L.M.C., ch. 23, § 1; 1997 L.M.C., ch. 1, § 1; 2002 L.M.C., ch. 15 , § 1; 2019 L.M.C., ch. 18 , §1.)
   Editor’s note—Former § 26-9, “Minimum space, use and location requirements,” was repealed, reenacted with amendments, renumbered § 26-5, and retitled pursuant to 2002 L.M.C., ch. 15 , § 1.
   Editor’s note—Former § 26-5, “Minimum standards for basic equipment and facilities,” which was derived from Mont. Co. Code 1965, § 91-5; 1972 L.M.C., ch. 12, § 1; 1979 L.M.C., ch. 11, § 2; 1988 L.M.C., ch. 23, § 1; 1997 L.M.C., ch. 1, § 1, former § 26-6, “Minimum standards for light, ventilation and heating,” which was derived from Mont. Co. Code 1965, § 91-6; 1972 L.M.C., ch. 12, § 2; 1972 L.M.C., ch. 16, § 13; 1979 L.M.C., ch. 11, § 3; 1980 L.M.C., ch. 23, § 1; 1997 L.M.C., ch. 1, § 1; and former § 26-7, “Temperature control,” which was derived from 1972 L.M.C., ch. 12, § 3; 1973 L.M.C., ch. 27, § 1; 1988 L.M.C., ch. 23, § 1; and 1997 L.M.C., ch. 1, § 1, were repealed, reenacted with amendments, renumbered §§ 26-6 and 26-7, and retitled pursuant to 2002 L.M.C., ch. 15 , § 1. Certain portions of Former § 26-5, “Minimum standards for basic equipment and facilities,” were incorporated into § 26-8 pursuant to 2002 L.M.C., ch.15, § 1.