Town of Smithsburg, MD
Washington County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Smithsburg 2-3-2004 as Ch. 4, Title 1, of the 2004 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 292.
146a Req Sep of Occupancies Table 146b Building Permits Fee Sch
[Amended 10-7-2008]
The 2006 International Building Code, First Printing, including Appendix H, the contents of which are incorporated herein by reference, is enacted with the following insertions, amendments and additions:
Sections 101.1.1 through 101.1.12
Added
Section 101.2
Amended
Section 103.1
Amended
Section 104.10
Amended
Section 105.2
Amended
Section 105.8
Added
Section 109.3.3
Deleted
Section 113.4
Amended
Section 113.5
Added
Section 202
Amended
Section 305.2
Amended
Section 308.3.1
Amended
Section 308.5.2
Amended
Section 504.2
Amended
Table 508.3.3
Amended
Section 705.6
Amended
Section 901.1
Amended
Section 1001.1
Amended
Section 1009.3
Amended
Section 1012.3
Amended
Section 1020.1
Amended
Section 1301.1.1
Amended
Section 1607.1
Amended
Table 1607.1
Amended
Section 1608.2
Amended
Section 1805.2.1
Amended
Section 1805.4.2
Amended
Table 1805.4.2
Amended
Table 2304.9.1
Amended
Section 2308.6
Amended
Section 2406.1
Amended
Chapter 27
Deleted
Section 3001.1
Amended
Section 3401.1
Amended
Appendixes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, J and K
Deleted
A. 
Chapter 1, Administration, is amended as follows:
(1) 
Section 101, General, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Sections 101.1.1 through 101.1.12 are added to read as follows:
101.1.1 International Residential Code. Any reference to the International Residential Code shall mean the 2006 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, First Printing, with local amendments for Washington County, Maryland, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, on December 18, 2007, effective on March 1, 2008, as may be amended or restated from time to time.
101.1.2 International Existing Building Code. Any reference to the International Existing Building Code shall mean the Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code (COMAR Title 5, Subtitle 16), as may be amended or restated from time to time.
101.1.3 ICC Electrical Code. Any reference to the ICC Electrical Code shall mean the 2005 National Electrical Code, with local amendments for Washington County, Maryland, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, on July 26, 2005, effective September 1, 2005, as may be amended or restated from time to time, and the 2006 ICC Electrical Code — Administrative Provisions, with local amendments for Washington County, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, on December 18, 2007, effective March 1, 2008, as may be amended or restated from time to time.
101.1.4 International Fire Code. Any reference to the International Fire Code shall mean the Maryland State Fire Prevention Code (COMAR 29.06.01), as may be amended or restated from time to time.
101.1.5 International Plumbing Code. Any reference to the International Plumbing Code shall mean the 2006 International Plumbing Code, Second Printing, with local amendments for Washington County, Maryland, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, on December 18, 2007, effective on March 1, 2008, as may be amended or restated from time to time.
101.1.6 International Private Sewage Disposal Code. Any reference to the International Private Sewage Disposal Code shall mean the 2006 International Plumbing Code, Second Printing, with local amendments for Washington County, Maryland, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, on December 18, 2007, effective on March 1, 2008, as may be amended or restated from time to time.
101.1.7 International Property Maintenance Code. Any reference to the International Property Maintenance Code shall mean the Washington County Livability Code adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, on November 1, 1988, effective January 1, 1989, Revision 1 adopted and effective May 9, 2006, and as may be amended or restated from time to time.
101.1.8 International Mechanical Code. Any reference to the International Mechanical Code shall mean the 2006 International Mechanical Code, First Printing, with local amendments for Washington County, Maryland, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, on December 18, 2007, effective on March 1, 2008, as may be amended or restated from time to time.
101.1.9 International Fuel Gas Code. Any reference to the International Fuel Gas Code shall mean the 2006 International Fuel Gas Code, Second Printing, with local amendments for Washington County, Maryland, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, on December 18, 2007, effective March 1, 2008, as may be amended or restated from time to time.
101.1.10 International Energy Conservation Code. Any reference to the International Energy Conservation Code shall refer to the requirements concerning energy conservation for buildings and structures which are set forth in the Annotated Code of Maryland, Public Utilities Article, §§ 7-401 to 7-408, as amended.
101.1.11 Flood-Resistant Construction. All sections of this code relating to applicable requirements for flood hazard areas shall refer to the Washington County Floodplain Management Ordinance adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, on May 27, 1992, effective November 1, 2004, as may be amended or restated from time to time.
101.1.12 Supplementary Accessibility Requirements. All sections of this code relating to applicable requirements for handicapped accessibility issues shall refer to the Maryland Accessibility Code (COMAR 05.02.02), as may be amended or restated from time to time.
(b) 
Section 101.2, Scope, is amended to read as follows:
101.2 Scope.
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Exception:
1.
Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories above grade plane in height with a separate means of egress and their accessory structures shall comply with the International Residential Code.
2.
Existing buildings undergoing repair, alterations or additions, and change of occupancy may choose to comply with the Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code set forth in COMAR Title 5, Subtitle 16.
(2) 
Section 103, Department of Building Safety, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 103.1 is amended to read as follows:
103.1 Creation of enforcement agency. The Building Administrator of the Town of Smithsburg shall be known as the "Building Official" and is hereby authorized and directed to administer and enforce all provisions of this code.
(3) 
Section 104, Duties and Powers of Building Official, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 104.10 is amended to read as follows:
104.10 Modifications. Wherever there are practical difficulties involved in carrying out the provisions of this code, the Building Official shall have the authority to grant modifications for individual cases, upon application of the owner or owner's representative, provided the Building Official shall first find that special individual reason makes the strict letter of this code impractical and the modification is in compliance with the intent and purpose of this code and that such modification does not lessen health, accessibility, life and fire safety, or structural requirements. The details of action granting modifications shall be recorded and entered in the files of the Building Administrator.
(4) 
Section 105, Permits, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 105.2, Building 1, 4 and 9, are amended to read as follows:
105.2 Work exempt from permit.
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Building:
1.
One-story detached accessory structures, of wood or metal construction, used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet (19.58 m2).
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4.
Retaining walls that retain less than 36 inches of unbalanced backfill, unless supporting a surcharge or impounding Class I, II or IIIA liquids.
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9.
Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a Group R-3 occupancy, as applicable in Section 101.2, which are less than 24 inches (610 mm) deep.
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(b) 
Section 105.8 is added and shall read as follows:
105.8 Withholding of permits. Wherever the Building Official shall find that any person, agent, firm or corporation, whether as owner, lessee or occupant, is in violation of the provisions of this code or of the applicable rules and regulations of any other department or agency of the Town or of Washington County, Maryland, in connection with the erection, maintenance, use or repair of buildings, structures, lands or equipment thereon or therein, he may refuse to grant any further permits or inspections until all violations have been corrected and approved.
(5) 
Section 109, Inspections, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 109.3.3 is deleted in its entirety. [Note: The subject matter of the above-referenced section is not within the scope of this code. For the applicable requirements concerning flood hazard areas, refer to the Washington County Floodplain Management Ordinance adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, on May 27, 1992, effective November 1, 2004, as may be amended or restated from time to time.]
(6) 
Section 113, Violations, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 113.4 is amended to read as follows:
113.4 Criminal penalties. Any person, firm, corporation or entity who violates a provision of this code or fails to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who erects, constructs, alters or repairs a building or structure in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the Building Official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $1,000 or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
(b) 
Section 113.5 is added and shall read as follows:[1]
113.5 Civil penalties. Any person, firm, corporation or entity who violates a provision of this code or fails to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who erects, constructs, alters or repairs a building or structure in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the Building Official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code, shall be guilty of a civil offense, which shall be prosecuted in accordance with Title 6, § 6-101 et seq., of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The fine for a civil offense shall be established by resolution by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Chapter 2, Definitions, is amended as follows:
(1) 
Section 202, Definitions. The following definition is amended and shall read as follows:
TOWNHOUSE. A single-family dwelling unit constructed in a group of three or more attached units in which each unit extends from foundation to roof and with open space on at least two sides and is separated by a property line.
C. 
Chapter 3, Use and Occupancy Classification, is amended as follows:
(1) 
Section 305, Educational Group E, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 305.2 is amended to read as follows:
305.2 Day care. The use of a building or structure, or portion thereof, for educational, supervision or personal care services for more than eight children older than 2 1/2 years of age shall be classified as a Group E occupancy.
(2) 
Section 308, Institutional Group I, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 308.3.1 is amended to read as follows:
308.3.1 Child-care facility. A child-care facility that provides care on a twenty-four-hour basis to more than eight children 2 1/2 years of age or less shall be classed as Group I-2.
(b) 
Section 308.5.2 is amended to read as follows:
308.5.2 Child-care facility. A facility that provides supervision and personal care on less than a twenty-four-hour basis for more than eight children 2 1/2 years of age or less shall be classified as Group I-4.
Exception: A child day-care facility that provides care for more than eight but no more than 100 children, 2 1/2 years or less of age, when the rooms where such children are cared for are located on the level of exit discharge and each of these child-care rooms has an exit door directly to the exterior, shall be classified as Group E.
D. 
Chapter 5, General Building Heights and Areas, is amended as follows:
(1) 
Section 504, Height, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 504.2 is amended to read as follows:
504.2 Automatic sprinkler system increase. For buildings protected throughout with an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1, the value specified in Table 503 for maximum height is increased by 20 feet (6,096 mm), and the maximum number of stories is increased by one story. These increases are permitted in addition to an area increase in accordance with Sections 506.2 and 506.3. When the building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.2 for Groups R-1, R-2, and R-4, and in accordance with Section 903.3.1.3 for Group R-3, the building height limitations specified in Table 503 are increased one story and 20 feet (6,096 mm) but may not exceed a height of four stories and 60 feet (18,288 mm) above the grade plane. These increases are permitted in addition to the area increase.
(2) 
Section 508, Mixed Use and Occupancy, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Table 508.3.3 is amended as follows: See Table 508.3.3 at the end of this chapter.
E. 
Chapter 7, Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction, is amended as follows:
(1) 
Section 705, Fire Walls, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 705.6 is amended by adding the following exceptions:
705.6 Vertical continuity.
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Exceptions:
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6.
In Groups R-2 and R-3, as applicable in Section 101.2, walls are permitted to terminate at the roof sheathing or deck in Types III, IV, and V construction, if:
6.1
The roof sheathing or deck is constructed of approved noncombustible materials or of fire-retardant-treated wood for a distance of four feet (1,220 mm) on both sides of the wall; or
6.2
The building is equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2 for Group R-2, and Section 903.3.1.1, 903.3.1.2, or 903.3.1.3 for Group R-3; or
6.3
All of the following:
6.3.1
The roof is protected with 5/8 inch (15.9 mm) Type X gypsum board directly beneath the underside of the roof sheathing or deck, supported by a minimum of two-inch (51 mm) ledgers attached to the side of the roof framing members, for a minimum distance of four feet (1,220 mm) on both sides of the fire wall; and
6.3.2
Openings in the roof are not located within four feet (1,220 mm) of the fire wall; and
6.3.3
The roof is covered with a minimum Class C roof covering.
F. 
Chapter 9, Fire Protection Systems, is amended as follows:
(1) 
Section 901, General, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 901.1 is amended to read as follows:
901.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter shall specify where fire-protection systems are required and shall apply to the design, installation and operation of fire-protection systems.
Fire-protection system requirements of this chapter may be concurrently covered in the Maryland State Fire Prevention Code, Annotated Code of Maryland, Public Safety Article, §§ 6-101 through 6-602, and COMAR 29.06.01. The Maryland State Fire Prevention Code is enforced by the State Fire Marshal or authorized fire official.
G. 
Chapter 10, Means of Egress, is amended as follows:
(1) 
Section 1001, Administration, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 1001.1 is amended to read as follows:
1001.1 General. Buildings or portions thereof shall be provided with a means of egress system as required by this chapter. The provisions of this chapter shall control the design, construction and arrangement of means of egress components required to provide an approved means of egress from structures and portions thereof.
Means of egress requirements of this chapter may be concurrently covered in the Maryland State Fire Prevention Code, Annotated Code of Maryland, Public Safety Article, §§ 6-101 through 6-602, and COMAR 29.06.01. The Maryland State Fire Prevention Code is enforced by the State Fire Marshal or authorized fire official.
(2) 
Section 1009, Stairways, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 1009.3 is amended by deleting Exceptions 4 and 5 and substituting the following in their place:
1009.3 Stair treads and risers.
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Exceptions:
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4.
In occupancies in Group R-3, as applicable in Section 101.2, within dwelling units in occupancies in Group R-2, as applicable in Section 101.2, and in occupancies in Group U, which are necessary to an occupancy in Group R-3, as applicable in Section 101.2, the maximum riser height shall be 8.25 inches (210 mm) and the minimum tread depth shall be nine inches (229 mm), the minimum winder tread depth at the walk line shall be nine inches (229 mm), and the minimum winder tread depth shall be six inches (152 mm). A nosing not less than 0.75 inch (19.1 mm) but not more than 1.25 inches (32 mm) shall be provided on stairways with solid risers where the tread depth is less than 11 inches (279 mm).
5.
See the Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code (COMAR Title 5, Subtitle 16) for the replacement of existing stairways.
(3) 
Section 1012, Handrails, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 1012.3 is amended by adding the following exception:
1012.3 Handrail graspability.
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Exception: For occupancies in Group R-3, as applicable in Section 101.2, and within dwelling units in occupancies in Group R-2, as applicable in Section 101.2, the grip portion of handrails shall have a circular cross section of 1.25 inches (32 mm) minimum to 2,625 inches (66.7 mm) maximum. Other shapes that provide an equivalent grasping surface are permissible. Edges shall have a minimum radius of 0.125 inch (3.2 mm).
(4) 
Section 1020, Vertical Exit Enclosures, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 1020.1 is amended by deleting Exception 9 in its entirety.
H. 
Chapter 11, Accessibility, is hereby deleted in its entirety. [Note: The subject matter of Chapter 11 is not within the scope of this code. For the applicable requirements concerning accessibility requirements, refer to the Maryland Accessibility Code (COMAR 05.02.02), as may be amended or restated from time to time.]
I. 
Chapter 13, Energy Efficiency, is amended as follows:
(1) 
Section 1301, General, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 1301.1.1 is amended to read as follows:
1301.1.1 Criteria. Buildings and structures shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Public Utilities Article, §§ 7-401 to 7-408, Energy Conservation Building Standards. In the event of a conflict between the Annotated Code of Maryland, Public Utilities Article, §§ 7-401 to 7-408, and this chapter, the requirements set forth in the Annotated Code of Maryland, Public Utilities Article, §§ 7-401 to 7-408, shall prevail.
J. 
Chapter 16, Structural Design, is amended as follows:
(1) 
Section 1607, Live Loads, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 1607.1 is amended by adding the following exception:
1607.1 General. Live loads are those loads defined in Section 1602.1.
Exception: A minimum roof live load of 30 psf shall be applied to all roof structures constructed in Washington County, with no reductions permitted.
(b) 
Table 1607.1, Minimum Uniformly Distributed Live Loads and Minimum Concentrated Live Loads, No. 30, Roofs, is amended as follows:
Occupancy or Use
Uniform
(psf)
Concentrated
(lbs.)
30. Roofs
All roof surfaces subject to maintenance workers
300
Awnings and canopies
Fabric construction supported by a lightweight rigid skeleton structure
5 nonreduceable
All other construction
30
Ordinary flat, pitched and curved roofs
30 nonreduceable
Primary roof members, exposed to a work floor
Single panel point of lower chord of roof trusses or any point along primary structural members supporting roofs:
Over manufacturing, storage warehouses and repair garages
2,000
All other occupancies
300
Roofs used for other special purposes
Note 1
Note 1
Roofs used for promenade purposes
60
Roofs used for roof gardens or assembly purposes
100
(2) 
Section 1608, Snow Loads, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 1608.2 is amended to read as follows:
1608.2 Ground snow loads. The ground snow load to be used in determining the design snow load for roofs shall be 35 psf.
K. 
Chapter 18, Soils and Foundations, is amended as follows:
(1) 
Section 1805, Footings and Foundations, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 1805.2.1 is amended as follows:
1805.2.1 Frost protection. Except where otherwise protected from frost, foundation walls, piers and other permanent supports of buildings and structures shall be protected by one or more of the following methods:
1.
Extending below the frost line of the locality.
2.
Erecting on solid rock.
Exception:
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2.
Area of 400 square feet or less.
(b) 
Section 1805.4.2 is amended as follows:
1805.4.2 Concrete footings. The design, materials and construction of concrete footings shall comply with Sections 1805.4.2.1 through 1805.4.2.6 and the provisions of Chapter 19. All structures requiring continuous footings shall be reinforced with a minimum two No. 4 reinforcing bars or as specified by a design professional.
(c) 
Table 1805.4.2 is amended by adding Footnote h and shall read as follows:
h.
All structures requiring continuous footings shall be reinforced with a minimum two No. 4 reinforcing bars or as specified by a design professional.
L. 
Chapter 23, Wood, is amended as follows:
(1) 
Table 2304.9.1, Fastening Schedule, Number 19, is amended, and Footnote q is added and shall read as follows:
CONNECTION
FASTENING
LOCATION
19.
Rafter to plate, toenail (pre-engineered trusses and rafters)q
(see Section 2308.10.1, Table 2308.10.1)
3 - 8d common (2 1/2" x 0.131")
3 - 3" x 0.131" nails
3 - 3" 14 gage staples
toenail
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q.
Trusses and rafters shall be connected to the wall top plate with an approved hurricane clip as required to resist uplift loads.
(2) 
Section 2308.6 is amended as follows:
2308.6 Foundation plates or sills. Foundations and footings shall be as specified in Chapter 18. Foundation plates or sills resting on concrete or masonry foundations shall comply with Section 2304.3.1. Foundation plates or sills shall be bolted or anchored to the foundation with not less than one-half-inch-diameter (12.7 mm) steel bolts or approved anchors. Bolts shall be embedded at least seven inches (178 mm) into concrete or masonry and spaced not more than four feet (1,219 mm) apart. There shall be a minimum of two bolts or anchor straps per piece with one bolt or anchor strap located not more than 12 inches (305 mm) or less than four inches (102 mm) from each end of each piece. A properly sized nut and washer shall be tightened on each bolt to the plate.
M. 
Chapter 24, Glass and Glazing, is amended as follows:
(1) 
Section 2406, Safety Glazing, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 2406.1 is amended by adding Section 2406.1.5:
2406.1 Human impact loads.
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2406.1.5 Code conflict. In the event of conflict between this chapter and the requirements for safety glazing set forth in the Annotated Code of Maryland, Article 83b, §§ 6-301 to 6-306, the requirements set forth in the Annotated Code of Maryland, Article 83b, §§ 6-301 to 6-306, shall prevail.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See now Title 12, Subtitle 4, Safety Glazing, of the Public Safety Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
N. 
Chapter 27, Electrical, is hereby deleted in its entirety. [Note: The subject matter of this chapter is not within the scope of this code. For the applicable electrical requirements, refer to the 2005 National Electrical Code, with local amendments for Washington County, Maryland, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, on July 26, 2005, effective September 1, 2005, as may be amended or restated from time to time, and the 2006 ICC Electrical Code - Administrative Provisions, with local amendments for Washington County adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, on December 18, 2007, effective March 1, 2008, as may be amended or restated from time to time.]
O. 
Chapter 30, Elevators and Conveying Systems, is amended as follows:
(1) 
Section 3001, General, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 3001.1, Scope, is amended to read as follows:
3001.1 Scope. This chapter governs the design, construction, installation, alteration and repair of elevators and conveying systems and their components. The provisions of this chapter relate to elevators and conveying systems and are in addition to and not instead of the requirements set forth in Article 89, § 49b, of the Annotated Code of Maryland. In the event of a conflict between this code and the Annotated Code of Maryland, the provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland shall prevail.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: See now Title 12, Subtitle 8, Elevator Safety, of the Public Safety Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
P. 
Chapter 34, Existing Structures, is amended as follows:
(1) 
Section 3401, General, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 3401.1 is amended to read as follows:
3401.1 Scope. The provisions of this chapter shall control the alteration, repair, addition and change of occupancy of existing structures.
Exceptions:
1.
Existing bleachers, grandstands and folding and telescopic seating shall comply with ICC 300-02.
2.
Any rehabilitation work undertaken in an existing building as defined in COMAR Title 5, Subtitle 16, may comply with the requirements of the Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code set forth in COMAR Title 5, Subtitle 16.
Q. 
Appendixes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, J and K are hereby deleted in their entirety.
The 1986 Edition of the CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Code, as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, be and is hereby adopted and enacted. The said 1986 Edition of the CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Code, in its entirety, as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County on November 24, 1987, with an effective date of January 1, 1988, is attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, and a copy with all revisions, amendments, and insertions shall be kept on file with the Town Clerk-Treasurer.
The Maryland Building Code for the Handicapped and the American National Standard ANSI A117.1 1980, as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, be and is hereby adopted and enacted. The said Maryland Building Code for the Handicapped and the American National Standard ANSI A117.1 1980, in its entirety, as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, is attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, and a copy with all revisions, amendments and insertions shall be kept on file with the Town Clerk-Treasurer.
The 1981 BOCA Basic Energy Conservation Code, as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners for Washington County, Maryland, be and is hereby adopted and enacted. The said 1981 BOCA Basic Energy Conservation Code, in its entirety, as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, is attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference, and a copy with all revisions, amendments, and insertions shall be kept on file with the Town Clerk-Treasurer.
Any appeals under this chapter, unless otherwise specifically set forth, shall be taken to the Mayor and Council of the Town of Smithsburg within 30 days of the Building Official's decision. If a person is aggrieved by the decision of the Mayor and Council, he shall have the right to appeal the decision of the Mayor and Council to the Circuit Court for Washington County, Maryland, in accordance with the Maryland Rules of Procedure, Chapter 1100, Subtitle B, as may from time to time be amended.
Any person designated throughout this chapter as the Building Official(s), Inspector, Building Inspector, Code Official and/or Code Enforcement Official, or other equivalent position, shall be any person or persons whom the Mayor and Council shall designate from time to time.
If this chapter, as adopted by the Town of Smithsburg, conflicts in any way with those sections of the Washington County Building Code adopted by reference herein, this chapter shall take precedence and shall control.