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(a) (1) Each common ownership community must register with the Commission annually, and identify its elected leadership and managing agents, on a form provided by the Commission.
(2) Failure to register, or making a false statement on a registration form, is a class A violation and also makes the community ineligible to file a dispute under Article 2.
(3) The governing body of a homeowners' association, the council of unit owners of a condominium, and the board of directors of a cooperative housing corporation are responsible for compliance with this subsection, including the payment of any registration fee.
(b) The County Executive by regulation adopted under method (2) may establish reasonable fees in amounts sufficient to fund the provision of dispute resolution and technical assistance by the Commission and the Department. These fees may include:
(1) a per unit annual charge to common ownership communities to renew registration;
(2) fees for service, that seek to recover the actual cost of the service, for technical assistance and dispute resolution; and
(3) a per unit charge to developers when documents are recorded. (1990 L.M.C., ch. 33, § 1; 1996 L.M.C., ch. 13, § 1.)
Editor's note-In Dumont Oaks Community Ass’n., et al. v. Montgomery County, 333 Md. 202, 634 A.2d 459 (1993), the Court of Appeals held that the County could validly impose under § 10B-7 a per-unit fee. Section 10B-7 does not impose a discriminatory burden on common ownership communities in violation of State law.