Local Property Code Amendments

The International Property Maintenance Code 2015 shall be adopted with the following amendments:

A. The name of the jurisdiction in the second line of Section 101.1, Title, on page 1 of the International Property Maintenance Code 2015 shall be “the City of Havre de Grace, Maryland.”

B. Section 102.3, Application of other codes, shall read: “Repairs, additions or alterations to a structure, or changes of occupancy, shall be done in accordance with the procedures and provisions of the International Building Code 2015, the International Residential Code 2015, the City of Havre de Grace Zoning Ordinance, and applicable codes of Harford County, Maryland, and the State of Maryland.”

C. Section 103.1, General, shall read: “The Director of the Department of Planning or the Director’s designee to be known as the Code Official is hereby designated as the administrative official in charge of the implementation and enforcement of the International Property Maintenance Code 2015.”

D. Section 103.2, Appointment, shall be deleted.

E. Section 103.3, Deputies, shall be deleted.

F. Section 103.5, Fees, shall read: “The fees for activities and services performed by the Department in carrying out its responsibilities under the International Property Maintenance Code 2015 shall be based upon the valuation of staff time required to complete plan and permit examinations, site inspections and enforcement activity and shall be established by the Mayor and City Council from time to time.”

G. Section 104.6, Department records, shall read: “An official record shall be kept of all business and activities of the Department specified in the provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code 2015, and all such records shall be open to public inspection at all appropriate times and according to reasonable rules to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and security of such records.”

H. New Section 104.7, Restriction of employees, shall be added as follows: “An official or employee connected with the Department of Planning shall not be engaged in or directly or indirectly connected with the furnishing of labor, materials or appliances for the construction, alteration or maintenance of a building, or the preparation of construction documents thereof, unless that person is the owner of the building; nor shall such officer or employee engage in any work that conflicts with official duties or with the interests of the Department.”

Local Property Code Amendments