Charles County, MD
 
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Charles County 6-24-1996 by Ord. No. 96-68[1]. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
County Commissioners — See Ch. 27.
Electrical apparatus and wiring — See Ch. 41.
Land records — See Ch. 77.
Facilities Department — See Ch. 97.
Roads and bridges — See Ch. 104.
Sewers and drainage systems — See Ch. 122.
Board of Appeals — See Ch. 150.
Planning Commission — See Ch. 200.
Building construction — See Ch. 224.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 234.
Flood damage control — See Ch. 238.
Gas standards — See Ch. 241.
Grading and sediment control — See Ch. 244.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 274.
Streets, roads and sidewalks — See Ch. 276.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 291.
Zoning regulations — See Ch. 297.
278a App A Summary App Criteria 278b App B Model Cert and Forms 278c App C Bonds 278d App D Model Home Assoc Documents 278e App E Usable Lot Area Ref Info 278f App F Area of Spec Geo Concerns
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 278, Subdivision Regulations, adopted 12-26-1968 by Ord. No. 68-35.
Article I General Provisions

§ 278-1 Purpose.

§ 278-2 Effective date.

§ 278-3 Authority and territorial limit.

§ 278-4 Conformance to standards; plat approval required.

§ 278-5 Recordation of final plat required.

§ 278-6 Severability.

§ 278-7 Computation of time.

§ 278-8 Transition provisions.

§ 278-9 through § 278-10. (Reserved)

Article II Word Usage; Definitions

§ 278-11 Word usage.

§ 278-12 Definitions.

§ 278-13 through § 278-14. (Reserved)

Article III Subdivision Types

§ 278-15 Purpose.

§ 278-16 Major subdivisions.

§ 278-17 Minor subdivisions.

§ 278-18 Resubdivision of lots.

§ 278-19 Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Overlay Zone: lot consolidations and lot reconfigurations.

Article IV Procedures for Processing Subdivision Applications

§ 278-20 Purpose.

§ 278-21 Application processing authority.

§ 278-22 Minor subdivision application review procedures.

§ 278-23 Major subdivision applications review stages.

§ 278-24 Major subdivisions: preapplication review.

§ 278-25 Major subdivisions: preliminary subdivision plan review procedures.

§ 278-26 Major subdivision improvement plans.

§ 278-27 Subdivision improvements required.

§ 278-28 Forest conservation requirements.

§ 278-29 Bonding or guarantee of improvements.

§ 278-30 Bonding procedure.

§ 278-31 Major subdivisions: final plat review procedures.

§ 278-32 Endorsements and certifications on major subdivision plats.

§ 278-33 Plat approval not acceptance of dedication offers.

§ 278-34 Deed of conveyance required.

§ 278-35 Protection against defects.

§ 278-36 Maintenance of dedicated areas until acceptance.

§ 278-37 Standards for plat preparation and submittal.

§ 278-38 Establishment of restrictive covenants.

§ 278-39 through § 278-42. (Reserved)

Article V General Design Requirements

§ 278-43 Purpose.

§ 278-44 General site design standards.

§ 278-45 Adequate public facility standards.

§ 278-46 Lot and block standards.

§ 278-47 Revisions to approved preliminary subdivision.

§ 278-48 Cluster subdivisions and planned developments.

§ 278-49 Reservation or dedication of land for parks, open space, schools and other public facilities.

§ 278-50 Land suitability.

§ 278-51 Forest conservation, landscaping and tree planting standards.

§ 278-52 Habitat protection areas.

§ 278-53 Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Overlay Zones.

§ 278-54 Forest conservation easement plat notes.

§ 278-55 Historic, archeological sites, and designated scenic and/or historic roads.

§ 278-56 through § 278-57. (Reserved)

Article VI Recreational Facilities, Open Space and Homeowners' Associations

§ 278-58 Purpose.

§ 278-59 Neighborhood parks required.

§ 278-60 Recreation areas purpose and standards.

§ 278-61 Provision of open space.

§ 278-62 Open space requirement; ownership.

§ 278-63 Management of common open space property.

§ 278-64 Bond for improvements.

§ 278-65 Homeowners' associations.

§ 278-66 Flexibility in administration authorized.

§ 278-67 through § 278-70. (Reserved)

Article VII Roads and Sidewalks

§ 278-71 Purpose.

§ 278-72 Functional classification of roads.

§ 278-73 Coordination with surrounding roads, sidewalks and trails.

§ 278-74 General layout of roads.

§ 278-75 Requirements for development adjoining existing roadways.

§ 278-76 Planned improvements.

§ 278-77 Sidewalk requirements.

§ 278-78 General construction standards and specifications.

§ 278-79 Access to public roads.

§ 278-80 Private rights-of-way and access easements.

§ 278-81 Handicapped accessibility.

§ 278-82 Road names and house numbers; private road signage.

§ 278-83 Reservation of land for right-of-way and other public purposes.

§ 278-84 Regulations of reservation; taxes.

§ 278-85 Termination of reservation; renewal.

§ 278-86 through § 278-89. (Reserved)

Article VIII Utilities

§ 278-90 Purpose.

§ 278-91 Utility ownership and easement rights.

§ 278-92 Underground utilities.

§ 278-93 Utilities to be consistent with internal and external development.

§ 278-94 Location of utilities.

§ 278-95 Streetlights requirements.

§ 278-96 Location standards for streetlights.

§ 278-97 Utilities and wetlands permits.

§ 278-98 through § 278-100. (Reserved)

Article IX Administration and Enforcement

§ 278-101 Powers and Duties of Planning Commission.

§ 278-102 Application and other fees.

§ 278-103 Technical Review Committee.

§ 278-104 Modifications and variations from subdivision regulations.

§ 278-105 Amendments.

§ 278-106 Appeals.

§ 278-107 Violations and penalties.

§ 278-108 Severability.

§ 278-109 through § 278-110. (Reserved)