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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
Part I. The Charter. [Note]
Article 1. Legislative Branch.
§ 101. County Council.
§ 102. Composition and Election.
§ 103. Council Districts.
§ 104. Redistricting Procedure.
§ 105. Term of Office.
§ 106. Vacancies.
§ 107. Compensation.
§ 108. Officers of the Council.
§ 109. Sessions.
§ 110. Exercise of Zoning, Planning and Other Powers.
§ 111. Enactment of Legislation.
§ 112. Effective Date of Legislation.
§ 113. Publication of Legislation.
§ 114. Referendum.
§ 115. Referendum Procedure.
§ 116. Legislative Procedure.
§ 117. Limitations.
§ 118. Removal of Councilmembers.
Article 2. Executive Branch.
§ 201. Executive Power.
§ 202. Election and Term of Office.
§ 203. Qualifications.
§ 204. Compensation.
§ 205. Vacancy.
§ 206. Removal of the County Executive.
§ 207. Temporary Absence or Disability.
§ 208. Veto.
§ 209. Information on Executive Branch.
§ 210. Chief Administrative Officer.
§ 211. Duties of the Chief Administrative Officer.
§ 212. Principal Departments.
§ 213. County Attorney.
§ 214. Department of Finance.
§ 215. Appointments.
§ 216. Appointment of Other Employees of the Executive Branch.
§ 217. Reorganization of the Executive Branch.
§ 218. Internal Audit.
Article 3. Finance.
§ 301. Fiscal Year.
§ 302. Six-Year Programs for Public Services, Capital Improvements, and Fiscal Policy.
§ 303. Capital and Operating Budgets.
§ 304. Budget Hearing.
§ 305. Approval of the Budget; Tax Levies.
§ 306. Item Veto or Reduction.
§ 307. Supplemental Appropriations.
§ 308. Special Appropriations.
§ 309. Transfer of Funds.
§ 310. Surplus.
§ 311. Limitations on Expenditures.
§ 312. Indebtedness.
§ 313. Purchasing.
§ 314. Competitive Procurement.
§ 315. Audit.
§ 316. Public Access to Fiscal Documents.
Article 4. Merit System and Conflicts of Interest.
§ 401. Merit System.
§ 402. Personnel Administration.
§ 403. Merit System Protection Board.
§ 404. Duties of the Merit System Protection Board.
§ 405. Political Activity.
§ 406. Prohibition Against Private Use of Public Employees.
§ 407. Prohibition Against Additional Compensation.
§ 408. Work During Official Hours.
§ 409. Corrupt Practices.
§ 410. Code of Ethics.
§ 411. Reserved.
Article 5. General Provisions.
§ 501. Disaster—Continuity of Government During Emergencies.
§ 502. Annual Report.
§ 503. Annual Compilation of Laws.
§ 504. County Code.
§ 505. Right to Information.
§ 506. Separability.
§ 507. Amendment.
§ 508. Effective Date.
§ 509. Charter Review Commission.
§ 510. Collective Bargaining.
§ 510A. Collective Bargaining—Fire Fighters.
§ 511. Collective Bargaining—County Employees.
§ 512. Hearing Examiners.
§ 513. Effect of Certain Amendments.

 

Notes

[Note]
*Editor's note—The current County Charter was adopted at an election held Nov. 5, 1968, and, as indicated by history notes accompanying amended sections, was amended by subsequent elections.  The County's first Charter was adopted in 1948
   In the November 3, 2020, election, the voters approved Question C, which amended the Charter by (1) increasing the number of Councilmembers from 9 to 11, (2) increasing the number of Council districts from 5 to 7, (3) providing for the election of 7 Councilmembers by district and 4 Councilmembers at large, and (4) making several corresponding changes to voting requirements throughout the Charter.  Pursuant to Charter Section 513, these amendments, which are reflected in Council Resolution 19-581 (Aug. 4, 2020), will initially apply to the Councilmembers elected at the next election, on November 8, 2022.