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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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TABLE 2 Executive Regulation Number to Current COMCOR Number
TABLE 3 Executive Order Number to Current COMCOR Number
INDEX BY AGENCY
INDEX BY SUBJECT
County Attorney Opinions and Advice of Counsel
Chapter 22. Fire Safety Code. [Note]
§ 22-1. Short title.
§ 22-2. Purpose; intent.
§ 22-3. Construction and scope of chapter.
§ 22-4. Application of building code.
§ 22-4A. Certification procedure.
§ 22-5. Definitions.
§ 22-6. Administration.
§ 22-7. Right of entry.
§ 22-8. Report of fire and rescue incident.
§ 22-9. Investigation of fires.
§ 22-10. Permits and certificates.
§ 22-11. Failure to obtain permit, approval or certificates.
§ 22-12. Operation under expired, suspended or revoked permits.
§ 22-13. Regulations.
§ 22-14. National standards.
§ 22-15. Special hazards.
§ 22-15A. Compilation of requirements.
§ 22-16. Orders to eliminate dangerous or hazardous conditions generally.
§ 22-17. Service of orders and notices.
§ 22-18. Compliance.
§ 22-19. General authority to combat fires and related emergencies and conduct rescue operations; interfering with fire department.
§ 22-20. Evacuation of persons.
§ 22-21. Appeals.
§ 22-22. Penalties and other remedies for violations.
§ 22-23. Inspections.
§ 22-24. Damage or injury liability.
§ 22-25. Inspection and tests of suppression systems, etc.
§ 22-26. Maintenance of fire safety equipment.
§ 22-27. Approval of fire detection systems and devices.
§ 22-28. Protection of hood and duct ventilation systems and related commercial cooking appliances.
§ 22-29. Water supply and fire hydrants generally.
§ 22-30. Obstructing fire hydrants or fire department connections.
§ 22-31. Fire hydrant maintenance.
§ 22-32. Required access for fire apparatus.
§ 22-33. Fire lanes.
§ 22-34. Tampering with fire safety equipment.
§ 22-35. Portable fire extinguishers generally.
§ 22-36. Sale of unapproved portable fire extinguishers prohibited.
§ 22-37. Regulating fire extinguisher service.
§ 22-38. Servicing of portable fire extinguishers generally.
§ 22-39. Rules and regulations for servicing portable fire extinguishers.
§ 22-40. Exits and means of egress in buildings generally.
§ 22-41. Places of assembly.
§ 22-42. Tents and air supported structures.
§ 22-43. Permits required.
§ 22-44. Flammable liquids generally.
§ 22-45. Above ground tank storage of flammable liquids.
§ 22-46. Abandonment of tanks for flammable or combustible liquids.
§ 22-47. Garages.
§ 22-48. Service stations.
§ 22-49. Bowling alleys.
§ 22-50. Application of flammable finishes.
§ 22-51. Flammable liquids transportation.
§ 22-52. Use of certain gasoline stoves.
§ 22-53. Gasoline torches and plumbers’ furnaces maintenance and use.
§ 22-54. Liquefied petroleum gases.
§ 22-55. Anesthetics and medical gases in hospitals and similar occupancies.
§ 22-56. Gas shut offs.
§ 22-57. Cutting and welding.
§ 22-58. Home use of inhalation therapy.
§ 22-59. Pyroxylin plastics (cellulose nitrate).
§ 22-60. Matches.
§ 22-61. Scrap, waste and junk yards and collection stations.
§ 22-62. Storage and handling of combustible fibres.
§ 22-63. Tire rebuilding plants.
§ 22-64. Lumber yards and woodworking plants.
§ 22-65. Hazardous chemicals generally.
§ 22-66. Hazardous chemicals in low hazard occupancies.
§ 22-67. Hazardous gas in balloons.
§ 22-68. Compressed gases generally.
§ 22-69. Fumigation.
§ 22-70. Fireworks.
§ 22-71. Explosives and blasting agents generally.
§ 22-72. Model rocketry.
§ 22-73. False alarms; injuring fire alarm system.
§ 22-74. Fire safety instructions.
§ 22-75. Procedures in case of fire.
§ 22-76. Warning notice in elevators.
§ 22-77. Shaftways to be marked.
§ 22-78. Vacant lots and parcels of land.
§ 22-79. Dangerous buildings.
§ 22-80. Combustible waste and refuse.
§ 22-81. Use of certain cooking equipment adjacent to multi-family dwellings.
§ 22-82. Use of charcoal burning equipment in buildings, etc.
§ 22-83. Use of portable heaters.
§ 22-84. Use of torches for removing paint and sweating pipe joints.
§ 22-85. Smoking generally.
§ 22-86. Hot ashes and other dangerous materials.
§ 22-87. Chimneys, heating appliances, etc., to be maintained in safe condition.
§ 22-88. Open fires generally.
§ 22-89. Decorative materials generally.
§ 22-90. Electrical wiring.
§ 22-91. Electrical products.
§ 22-92. Access to utilities.
§ 22-93. Mobile home parks.
§ 22-94. Construction and demolition.
§ 22-95. Control of materials.
§ 22-96. Smoke detectors.
§ 22-97. Address numbers.
§ 22-98. Roof materials.

 

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   *Editor’s note-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]
   2016 L.M.C., ch. 30, § 2, states:  Transition. 
   (a)  Regulations.  Any regulation in effect when this Act takes effect that implements a function transferred to the Department of Permitting Services or the Director of the Department of Permitting Services under Section 1 of this Act continues in effect, but any reference in any regulation to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services or the Fire Chief from which the function was transferred must be treated as referring to the Department of Permitting Services and the Director of the Department of Permitting Services to which the function is transferred.  The transfer of a function under this Act does not affect any right of a party to any legal proceeding begun before this Act took effect. 
   (b)  Responsibilities and rights.  Any responsibility or right granted by law, ordinance, regulation, delegation of authority, contract, or other document to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services or the Fire Chief in connection with a function, duty or authority transferred under Section 1 of this Act is transferred to the Department of Permitting Services and the Director of the Department of Permitting Services.
   2016 L.M.C., ch. 30, § 3, states:  Expedited Effective Date.  The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate protection of the public interest.  This Act takes effect on the date on which it becomes law (September 28, 2016).  The amendments made in Section 1 apply retroactively to July 1, 2016.
   1998 L.M.C., ch. 4, § 4, reads as follows: "Transition; Department organization. On July 1, 1998, the Department of Fire and Rescue Service becomes the Division of Fire and Rescue Services in the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. Subject to appropriation, on or after that date the Fire Administrator may transfer any employee of the Division of Fire and Rescue Services to the Division of Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services, the office of the Administrator, or the office of the Commission. After this Act takes effect [July 1, 1998], all references in Chapter 22 and any other law, regulation, policy, contract, or other document to the Department of Fire and Rescue Services must be treated as referring to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, and all references in Chapter 22 and any other law, regulation, policy, contract, or other document to the Director of Fire and Rescue Services must be treated as referring to the Fire Administrator. All personnel or other regulations applicable to employees of the Department of Fire and Rescue Services or any local fire and rescue department on July 1, 1998, remain in force until otherwise amended or repealed, and apply to employees of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service or the local fire and rescue departments respectively."
   Cross references-Buildings, ch. 8; electricity, ch. 17; fire protection in hospitals, sanitariums, nursing and care homes, § 25-38; fire regulations for hospitals, sanitariums, nursing and care homes, § 25-53 et seq.; fire alarm systems in hospitals, sanitariums, nursing and care homes, § 25-56; parking vehicles containing inflammable liquids on streets, § 32-9; drilling, blasting and storage of explosives at quarries. § 38-16.