09.08.01.21

.21 Television Antenna Installation.

A. As used in this regulation, "television antenna" means a device used to receive television signals from terrestrial over-the-air-broadcasts or satellites for use in a building used or designed to be used as a residence or dwelling place of one, two, or three single family units.

B. The installation of a television antenna may not be subject to the Maryland Home Improvement Law if all of the following criteria are met:

(1) The party requesting the installation does not intend for the television antenna to be fabricated into and become a permanent fixed part of the building or adjacent land;

(2) The installation does not require any substantial modification or alteration of the building to mount the television antenna or to install the wiring from the television antenna;

(3) The attachment of the television antenna is accomplished by means of screws or other similar devices that may be removed and after removal the building does not require any repair other than repairing the screw holes and normal finishing work;

(4) The television antenna and its attaching mount may be removed without damage to the building, the land, or the television antenna and its attaching mount; and

(5) The installation does not require the permanent affixation of a pole or similar device to the building or adjacent land.

C. An installation of a television antenna not meeting the criteria of §B of this regulation shall be subject to the Maryland Home Improvement Law unless otherwise determined by the Commission on a case-by-case basis.

D. A party under §C of this regulation shall have the burden of persuasion that the television antenna installation is not subject to the Maryland Home Improvement Law.