City of Taneytown, MD
Carroll County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Taneytown 1-14-1980 by Ord. No. 5-79 as Title 9, Ch. 1 of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Erosion and sediment control — See Ch. 106.
Landscaping — See Ch. 136.
Minimum Livability Code — See Ch. 142.
Sewers — See Ch. 167.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 173.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 180.
Water — See Ch. 201.
Zoning — See Ch. 205.
The various building codes adopted and enforced by Carroll County, Maryland, including the BOCA Building Code, Mechanical Code, Family Dwelling Code, Energy Conservation Code, Carroll County Plumbing Code, National Electric Code and Life Safety Code, shall be the official building codes of the City of Taneytown, Maryland, and such codes are hereby adopted by reference.
The building official of the county shall be the building inspector for the City and for this purpose shall enforce the provisions of any building codes which may be applicable within the City.
[Amended 8-9-1999 by Ord. No. 8-99; 12-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-99]
No building of any description shall be erected or removed and no structural alterations or additions (except painting) to the same shall be made unless and until a zoning certificate and building permit shall have been obtained.
[Amended 8-9-1999 by Ord. No. 8-99; 12-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-99]
Every person who erects or causes to be erected any building or alteration within the City limits or makes any structural alterations or additions (except painting) to the same shall, before commencing work, make a written application to the Zoning Administrator for a zoning certificate, to be accompanied by plans and specifications for approval.
Every plan for the erection of a new building must show thereon that suitable provisions have been made for connection to the City sewer system, if service is available, or for the construction of an approved sanitary disposal system if the new construction cannot be connected to the municipal sewer system.
This application shall contain the name of the owner, lot and square number, kind of building, number of stories in height, dimensions of the building and location of the same on the lot, the contemplated use of the building and the estimated value of the building, alterations or additions.
All applications for certificates for the erection of any new building shall be accompanied by a fee as fixed by the Council, a schedule of which shall be maintained on file in the office of the Clerk.[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 9-1-5, Planting of trees, shrubs and bushes, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 8-9-1999 by Ord. No. 8-99 and 12-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-99. See now Ch. 176, § 176-21.
[Added 9-22-1986 by Ord. No. 9-86; amended 8-14-1989 by Ord. No. 6-89; 8-9-1999 by Ord. No. 8-99; 12-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-99]
In addition to any other requirement set forth in this Code of Ordinances or any other applicable code adopted by reference, no certificate of use and occupancy shall be issued by or on behalf of the City until all driveways, sidewalks, parking areas and lawn seeding and grading shall have been fully completed. In the event that inclement weather prohibits such completion, the City Manager and Zoning Administrator may approve the issuance of a temporary certificate of use and occupancy upon receipt of a security bond or cash payment in the amount of 110% of the total estimated cost, as approved by the City, guaranteeing the completion of any such items within a ninety-day period. Upon a written request, the City Manager may, under extenuating circumstances, extend the time period an additional 90 days. In the event that the items have not been completed in the time frame allotted, the City may complete the items utilizing the bond or cash payment pledged to complete such unfinished work.
[Added 9-11-2000 by Ord. No. 6-2000]
All primary buildings, residential, commercial and industrial, shall have installed house numbers distinguishing the address number for the street for which the building is situated. The numbers shall correspond with the approved street address as established by the City Clerk and recognized by the United States Postmaster. Numbers shall be a minimum of four inches in height and contrasting in color to the adjoining background. All numbers must be conspicuously displayed and affixed so as to be readable and distinguishable from the nearest point of the corresponding public or private street. Addresses located on private streets shall have installed on a private sign post and located at the street entrance, house numbers visible from the public street and have installed house numbers located on the property that are visible from the private street. House numbering shall be required for all new construction, renovations and accessory use buildings as a condition for all zoning permits. No certificate of use and occupancy shall be issued by or on behalf of the City until approved house numbering is installed as required herein.
Editor's Note: Former § 82-6, Sprinkler systems, added 1-12-1987 by Ord. No. 13-86, as amended, was repealed 8-14-2000 by Ord. No. 5-2000.
[Added 8-9-1999 by Ord. No. 8-99; amended 12-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-99]
Fire prevention measures are administered by the State Fire Marshal's office.
Editor's Note: Former § 82-8, Open space impact fee, was removed 12-14-2009 by Ord. No. 10-2009 and renumbered as Art. V, Park Acquisition and Development, § 153-18, Open space impact fee.
[Amended 8-9-1999 by Ord. No. 8-99; 12-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-99]
Any violation of this chapter is declared to be a municipal infraction. The penalty for violation shall be $50 for each initial offense and $100 for each repeat offense.