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(a) The Director may recommend regulations for the administration of this Chapter including a schedule of fees and may, at the Director’s discretion, hold public hearings as part of this regulation-making process. Regulations, as amended, must not conflict with or waive any provisions of this Chapter. Such regulations must be at least as restrictive as the requirements of this Chapter. All regulations must be adopted by the County Executive under Method (2) of Section 2A-15. The County Executive must promptly forward to the County Council a copy of any new fee schedule for use in budgetary planning activities. Such fees may be based on area, estimated cost of construction, or a minimal set fee per category. The budget estimate of all fees must be equal to the cost of administering this Code.
(b) The Director must hold at least one public hearing, after adequate public notice, before recommending to the Executive any regulations adopted under this Chapter. All regulations, related to the construction or demolition must be based on the latest edition of the ICC International Building Code and any local amendments to that Code. (1975 L.M.C., ch. 1, § 2; 1975 L.M.C., ch. 24, § 3; 1979 L.M.C., ch. 50, § 1; 1984 L.M.C., ch. 24, § 10; 1984 L.M.C., ch. 27, § 9; 2003 L.M.C., ch. 16, § 1; 2016 L.M.C., ch. 35, § 1; 2017 L.M.C., ch. 12, §1.)