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09.12.54.00.htm 09.12.54.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Subtitle 12 BUILDING AND MATERIAL CODES Chapter 54 Minimum Livability Code Authority: Public Safety Article, §12-203(c) Annotated Code of Maryland
09.12.54.01.htm 09.12.54.01. 01 General.. A. Title. This chapter shall be known as the Minimum Livability Code or "the Code". B. Scope. The Code is created to protect the public health, safety, and welfare in residential structures and premises by:1) Establishing minimum property maintenance standards for basic equipment and facilities used for light, ventilation, heating, and sanitation for residential structures and premises, and for safe and sanitary maintenance of residential structures and premises;
09.12.54.02.htm 09.12.54.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Act" means Public Safety Article, §12-203, Annotated Code of Maryland.. 2) "Code" means the Minimum Livability Code Regulations.. 3) "Code official" means the official or any duly authorized agent or designee of the local political subdivision in which the housing is located who is authorized to enforce the Code.4) "Department" means the Maryland Department of Labor..
09.12.54.03.htm 09.12.54.03. 03 Incorporation by Reference.. A. The 2012 International Property Maintenance Code (International Code Council, 500 New Jersey Avenue, NW 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20001) as modified in this chapter, is incorporated by reference.B. Modifications to the IPMC.. 1) Chapter 1. Add the note to Chapter 1: Each local political subdivision is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the Minimum Livability Code. Refer to each local political subdivision for local amendments to
09.12.54.04.htm 09.12.54.04. 04 Application.. A. The Minimum Livability Code shall apply to residential structures used for human habitation except:1) Owner-occupied single family housing units;. 2) Housing located in a political subdivision that has adopted a local housing code containing provisions that substantially conform to the provisions of the Code; or3) Housing exempted by the Department.. B. In addition to any fire safety requirements contained in the IPMC, the State fire safety laws, Pu
09.12.54.05.htm 09.12.54.05. 05 Code Enforcement.. A. Local Enforcement. It shall be the duty and responsibility of the local political subdivision in which the housing is located to enforce the provisions of the Code.B. Local Waiver.. 1) A local political subdivision may waive applicability of the Code, in whole or part, to a unit of rental housing on application of the property owner if:a) Adequate notice in a form and manner specified by the subdivision is afforded a tenant of the unit;
09.12.54.06.htm 09.12.54.06. 06 Violations.. A. Penalty. A property owner who willfully violates any provision of the Code is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction for each violation is subject to a fine not exceeding $500 for each day that the violation exists or imprisonment not exceeding 3 months, or both.B. Other Penalties. A penalty ordered under the Code is in addition to and is not a substitute for any other penalty authorized under a federal, State, or local law.
09.12.54.07.htm 09.12.54.07. 07 Right to Appeal.. A person affected by a decision of the code official which has been made in connection with the enforcement of any provision of the Code, or of a regulation adopted pursuant to the Code, may request and may be granted a hearing in a manner prescribed by the local political subdivision.
09.12.54.9999.htm 09.12.54.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 6, 1987 (14:7 Md. R. 829) ―. Chapter recodified from COMAR 05.01.31 to COMAR 05.02.03 ―. Chapter revised effective January 14, 2010 (37:1 Md. R. 14) ―. Regulations .01―12 repealed and new Regulations .01―07 adopted effective September 17, 2012 (39:18 Md. R. 1196) ―Chapter recodified from COMAR 05.02.03 to COMAR 09.12.54 effective March 25, 2019 (46:6 Md. R. 345). Regulation .02B amended effective March 25, 2019 (46:6 Md. R. 345).
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