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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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INDEX BY AGENCY
INDEX BY SUBJECT
County Attorney Opinions and Advice of Counsel
Chapter 8.  Buildings. [Note]
Article I. General Requirements.
§ 8-1. Scope and applicability.
§ 8-2. Definitions.
§ 8-3. Ordinary repairs.
§ 8-4. Installation of service equipment.
§ 8-5. Maintenance.
§ 8-6. Change in existing use.
§ 8-7. Existing buildings.
§ 8-8. Conditional use approval.
§ 8-9. Posted buildings.
§ 8-10. Unsafe buildings.
Article II. Administration.
§ 8-11. Generally.
§ 8-12. Duties and responsibilities.
§ 8-13. Regulations.
§ 8-14. Standards applicable.
§ 8-14A. Energy performance standards for county buildings.
§ 8-14B. County buildings - energy unit savings plans, energy cost savings plans, and energy performance contracts.
§ 8-14C. Reserved.
§ 8-15. Modifications.
§ 8-16. Controlled materials procedure.
§ 8-17. Inspection.
§ 8-18. Right of entry.
§ 8-19. Emergency measures.
§ 8-20. Stop work order.
§ 8-21. Revocation of permit.
§ 8-22. Violations.
§ 8-23. Appeals.
Article III. Permits.
§ 8-24. Application for permit.
§ 8-24A. Child day care facility.
§ 8-24B. Permits for property within homeowners' associations, municipal corporations, or special taxing districts.
§ 8-24C. Expedited review process for a solar photovoltaic system.
§ 8-24D. Expedited review process for an electric vehicle charging station.
§ 8-25. Permits.
§ 8-25A. Permits affecting certain properties; public notice.
§ 8-26. Conditions of permit.
§ 8-27. Demolition or removal of buildings.
§ 8-28. Certificate of use and occupancy.
§ 8-29. Building within floodplain areas and on unsafe land.
§ 8-29A. Residential fire sprinklers.
§ 8-29B. Control of water runoff on small lots.
Article IV. Timely Adequate Public Facilities Determination.
§ 8-30. Purpose; definitions.
§ 8-31. Requirement for timely adequate public facilities determination; applicability.
§ 8-32. Administrative procedures.
§ 8-33. Reserved.
§ 8-34. Reserved.
§ 8-35. Reserved.
§ 8-36. Reserved.
Article V. Development Approval Payments.
§ 8-37. Payment.
§ 8-38. Rates.
§ 8-39. Exemptions.
§ 8-40. Credits.
§ 8-41. Payments; installment payments.
§ 8-42. Collection and administration; interest and penalties; violation; lien.
Article VI. Works of Art in Public Architecture.
§ 8-43. Definitions.
§ 8-44. Public arts trust.
§ 8-45. Appropriation for art.
§§ 8-46-8-50. Reserved.
Article VII. Reserved.
§§ 8-46—8-53. Reserved.
Article VIII. Clean Renewable Energy Technology.
§ 8-54. Definitions.
§ 8-55. Clean renewable energy technology required.
§ 8-56. Alternative financing.
§ 8-57. Administration; reporting.

 

Notes

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   *Editor's note-In Denice v. Spotswood I. Quinby, Inc., 248 Md. 428, 237 A.2d 4 (1968), it was held that compliance with the County building code is an implied condition of every construction contract.  Chapter 8 is cited in Council of Chevy Chase View v. Rothman, 323 Md. 674, 594 A.2d 1131 (1991).  The County building code is mentioned in Bernstein v. Reforzo, 37 Md. App. 724, 379 A.2d 181 (1978).
   See County Attorney Opinion dated 12/13/99 explaining that the County has the authority to inspect stormwater management facilities constructed before 1985, but maintenance responsibility lies with the owner.  See County Attorney Opinion dated 1/29/97 evaluating fees that may be charged for permits for Montgomery County Public Schools, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Montgomery College, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Revenue Authority, and County agencies. [attachments]
   1998 L.M.C., ch. 13, §1, amending 1997 L.M.C., ch. 27, §1, reads as follows:
   "(a)   Notwithstanding any provision of Chapter 8, Chapter 59, or any other County law to the contrary, the Director of the Department of Permitting Services must not issue or allow the transfer of a certificate of use and occupancy between July 22, 1997, and September 30, 1998, for any nonresidential use of property by a pawnbroker.
     (b)   Notwithstanding any provision of Chapter 8, Chapter 59, or any other County law to the contrary, any certificate of use and occupancy issued between July 22, 1997, and September 30, 1998, for the nonresidential use of property by a pawnbroker is void.
     (c)   Subsections (a) and (b) do not prohibit the Director from issuing a use and occupancy certificate for the nonresidential use of property ("new location") by a pawnbroker that holds a valid use and occupancy certificate for the use of another property ("current location") in the County if:
      (1) both the current location and the new location are owned by the same property owner;
      (2) the new location adjoins the current location directly or through one or more properties owned by the same property owner;
      (3) the total floor space (square footage) of the new location is not more than 100 percent larger than the total floor space of the current location; and
      (4) the pawnbroker surrenders the use and occupancy certificate for the current location when the Director issues a certificate for the new location.
   (d)   In this Act, pawnbroker means a pawnbroker as defined in Section 30-7 of the County Code or Section 12-101(e) of the Maryland Secondhand Precious Metal Object Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act."  1998 L.M.C., ch. 5, § 1 and 1997 L.M.C., ch. 40, §1, previously amended 1997 L.M.C., ch. 27, §1.
   1995 L.M.C., ch. 33, § 1 reads as follows:  "Notwithstanding any provision of Chapter 8, Chapter 59, or any other County law to the contrary, the Department of Environmental Protection must not issue a building permit for any wireless communication transmission antenna (including any cellular or mobile telephone transmission antenna), any structure on which any such antenna would be located, or any related equipment building before March 22, 1996, if the antenna is a publicly owned or publicly operated use under Chapter 59. Any building permit issued or released between November 21, 1995, and March 21, 1996, for a publicly owned or publicly operated wireless communication transmission antenna (including any cellular or mobile telephone transmission antenna), or any structure on which any such antenna would be located, is void."
   Cross references-Agricultural land preservation, ch. 2B; condominiums, ch. 11A; cooperative housing, ch. 11C; electricity, ch. 17; energy conservation, ch. 18A; erosion, sediment control and storm water management, ch. 19; fire safety code, ch. 22; historic resource preservation, ch. 24A; homeowners' associations, ch. 24B; building and fire regulations for hospitals, sanitariums, nursing and care homes, § 25-53 et seq.; housing, moderately priced, ch. 25A; housing policy, ch. 25B; housing and building maintenance standards, ch. 26; discrimination in  real estate, § 27-11 et seq.; maximum sound levels for construction, repair or demolition of structures, § 31B-6; new home warranty and builder licensing, ch. 31C; planning procedures, ch. 33A; plumbing and gas fitting, ch. 34; pond and excavation safety standards, ch. 36; rat control, ch. 39; subdivision of land, ch. 50; swimming pools, ch. 51; unsafe buildings, ch. 55; zoning, ch. 59.