Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD
Calvert County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Chesapeake Beach 6-16-1988 by Ord. No. O-88-6 (Ch. 6 of the 1983 General Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Minimum livability code — See Ch. 185.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 200.
Zoning — See Ch. 290.

§ 140-1 Enforcement authority.

The Mayor shall designate the Public Works Administrator, or such other designee, to control burning and work with the duly authorized State Fire Marshal for Calvert County.

§ 140-2 Burning on public property prohibited.

There shall be no fires, including open fires or fires contained in hibachis, grills or similar devices (for cooking or any other purpose), on any public property within the Town limits of Chesapeake Beach.

§ 140-3 Burning on private property.

A. 
There shall be no burning for any purpose except cooking food in a hibachi, grill, barbecue pit or other similar, safe cooking device at private residences or restaurants where the fire is safely contained and at all times under the control of the owner, employees, or custodian of the property.
B. 
In no other instance shall fuel, wood, leaves, wastepaper, brush, trash or other matter be burned outside of any building on any property.

§ 140-4 Special burning permit.

A permit for burning may be issued by the Public Works Administrator for special events, such as public bonfires, public cookouts, Fire Department training, and controlled municipal burning. The conditions for burning under a special permit will be set by the Public Works Administrator after reviewing the burn site and any other information deemed necessary. A special burning permit must be applied for at least 30 days prior to the event.

§ 140-5 Fireworks.

The discharge or firing of firecrackers, rockets, torpedoes, Roman candles, or other explosive fireworks, or the selling of any such fireworks within the Town, is hereby prohibited, except by special permit which will be limited as stated above in § 140-4.

§ 140-6 False alarms or removing fire equipment.

It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly give a false alarm or remove, damage or tamper with any fire apparatus or equipment belonging to the Town or the Fire Department of the Town from its proper place except in the case of fire or other public necessity.

§ 140-7 Fire extinguishers required.

Every person, persons or corporations engaged in conducting a hotel, boardinghouse, rooming house, restaurant or other business and the owner of every building within the Town where inflammable oil or other explosives are stored are required to keep and maintain on the premises a suitable fire extinguisher.

§ 140-8 Public garages and repair shops to be fireproof.

All public garages and repair shops within the Town shall be fireproof. All private garages or other storerooms under any building used for human habitation, where any motor or engine propelled by gasoline, coal oil, or other combustible material is kept, shall be fireproof.

§ 140-9 Violations and penalties.

General penalties.[1]
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Editor's Note: See Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III, Penalties and Enforcement.