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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
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Sec. 26-13. Designation of unfit dwellings and unsafe nonresidential structures; condemnation.
   (a)   Standards for condemnation.  The enforcing agency may condemn as unfit for human habitation any individual living unit, dwelling, or dwelling unit or its premises, or as unsafe for human occupancy or use any nonresidential structures or its premises, which:
      (1)   is entirely or partly so damaged, decayed, dilapidated, unsanitary, unsafe, or vermin-infested that it creates a serious hazard to the health or safety of the occupants or the public;
      (2)   lacks, entirely or party, illumination, ventilation, heating, water supply, or sanitation facilities, as required by this Chapter;
      (3)   is, because of its general condition, unsanitary or otherwise dangerous to the health or safety of the occupants or the public;
      (4)   contains unsafe equipment, including any boiler, heating equipment, elevator, moving stairway, electrical wiring or device, flammable liquid container, or other equipment, on the premises or in the structure which is in disrepair or a condition that the Director finds presents a hazard to the life, health, property, or safety of the occupants or the public;
      (5)   (A)   is vacant and unoccupied for the purpose for which it was built;
         (B)   has remained substantially in that condition for at least one year; and
         (C)   has been cited for 5 or more violations of this Chapter, none of which has resulted in a ‘not guilty’ finding by a court; or
      (6)   is a public nuisance.
   (b)   Notice required.  The enforcing agency must attempt to notify the owner of each individual living unit, dwelling or dwelling unit, and nonresidential structure condemned for human habitation, occupancy, or use.  The enforcing agency also must post a warning placard on the property.
   (c)   Vacating condemned property.
      (1)   Any person occupying an individual living unit, dwelling, or dwelling unit when it is condemned as unfit for human habitation must vacate the condemned premises within a reasonable time ordered by the enforcing agency.
      (2)   Any person occupying or using a nonresidential structure when it is condemned as unsafe for human use or occupancy must vacate the building or structure immediately after a warning placard is posted.
      (3)   A person must not occupy or use, and an owner must not allow a person to occupy or use, an individual living unit, dwelling, dwelling unit, or nonresidential structure which has been condemned as unfit for human habitation or unsafe for human occupancy or use until the enforcing agency approves the occupancy or use and removes the placard.  The enforcing agency may remove the placard if all defects on which the condemnation was based have been eliminated.
   (d)   Removal of placard.  A person must not deface or remove a placard from any individual living unit, dwelling, dwelling unit, or nonresidential structure, except as authorized by the enforcing agency.
   (e)   Secure from entry.  Each owner of a condemned or abandoned structure must:
      (1)   secure all windows and doors which are accessible from the ground, from an adjacent structure, or by the reasonably foreseeable use of a ladder, table, or other device, and
      (2)   keep them secured against unauthorized entry.  (Mont. Co. Code 1965, § 91-11; 1972 L.M.C., ch. 16, § 13; 1980 L.M.C., ch. 29, § 1; 1988 L.M.C., ch. 23, § 1; 1993 L.M.C., ch. 26, § 2; 2002 L.M.C., ch. 15, § 1.)
   Editor’s note—Former § 26-12, “Designation of unfit dwellings and unsafe nonresidential structures; legal procedure of condemnation,” was repealed, reenacted with amendments, renumbered § 26-13, and retitled pursuant to 2002 L.M.C., ch. 15 , § 1.
   Editor's note—Former § 26-13, relating to housing board of review, derived from Mont. Co. Code 1965, § 91-12; 1972 L.M.C., ch. 16, § 13, and 1980 L.M.C., ch. 29, § 1, was repealed by § 1 of 1994 L.M.C., ch. 8.