BALTIMORE COUNTY
http://www.co.ba.md.us/
COUNTY SEAT: Towson 21204
Listing updated by the Baltimore County Circuit Court Law Library, Towson, MD


CODE:
Baltimore County Code, 2004
Available online: http://www.amlegal.com/baltimoreco_md/
Recently enacted legislation: http://www.co.ba.md.us/Agencies/law/recentlegislation.html
Published: 2004
Cost: Call
Supplemented: Through 2002
Cost: Call
To order: Phone the Baltimore County Office of Law 410-887-4420 (for information)
Mail to:
Baltimore County Office of Law
Old Court House
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Superseded edition(s):
1991
1988
1968
1958
1955
1948
1928
1916
1908

BALTIMORE COUNTY CHARTER, 1956
Published: 1991
Cost: Call
Supplemented: Through 2002
Cost: Call
To order: Phone the Baltimore County Office of Law at 410-887-4420 for information.
Mail to:
Baltimore County Office of Law
Old Court House
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Superseded edition(s):
1968
1955

County Council Bills


BUILDING CODE:
Online: http://resources.co.ba.md.us/Documents/Law/b001050.pdf
ICC International Building Code (2000)
ICC International Residential Code (2000)
ICC International Mechanical Code (2000)
ICC International Energy Code (2000)
Above as amended by Council Bill 78-2001
For copies of Council Bill 78-2001 call the council at 410-8887-3196. THIS BILL WILL NOT BE CODIFIED.

International Code Council Headquarters
5203 Leesburg Pike, Suite 600
Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703-931-4533
Fax: 703-379-1546
http://www.iccsafe.org/

Baltimore County Department of Permits and Development Management, Division of Code Inspections & Enforcement
410-887-3373
http://www.co.ba.md.us/Agencies/permits/index.html

Superseded edition(s):
BOCA National Building Code (1996) (as amended by Council Bill 34-97); and
CABO One- and Two- Family Dwelling Code (1995)

Pre-BOCA:
1979: (Bill 199-79)
1972: (Bill 33-72)
1956
1946


SUBDIVISION ["DEVELOPMENT"] REGULATIONS:
Published: 1996 (latest update to Part 3 includes 1998 amendments)
Cost: Part 1- $5.00; Part 2 is out of print; Part 3 - $15.00; Postage - $5.00
Supplemented: None
To order: Part I may be copied at the Planning Office and is also available as part of the Baltimore County Code (Title 26,
Article V). To order Part III:
Check payable to:
Baltimore County, Maryland
Mail to:
Baltimore County Office of Planning & Zoning
County Courts Building, Room 406
401 Bosley Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
Telephone: 410- 887-3480
For information: Comprehensive & Community Planning Office
http://www.co.ba.md.us/Agencies/planning/communityplanning/index.html

NOTE: Part I: Development Regulations (as adopted by the Baltimore County Council with amendments to June 7, 1996; reprinted in Baltimore County Code, Title 26, Article V); Part II: Development Handbook (adopted by Public Hearing on May 13, 1992)
Part III: Comprehensive Manual of Development Policies (as adopted by the Baltimore County Planning Board on April 16, 1992 and with amendments to August 1998)

Superseded edition(s):
1982
1972 (Bill 61-79)
1949


ZONING REGULATIONS

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Published: 1998
Cost: $205.00 (CD-ROM); $130.00 (Print); $275.00 (Both)
Supplemented: Each summer
Cost: $80.00 (CD-ROM); $40.00 (Print); $100.00 (Both)
To order: Check payable to:
General Code Publishers
Mail to:
General Code Publishers
72 Hinchey Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Telephone: 1-800- 836-8834
http://www.generalcode.com/

NOTE: Questions regarding new Zoning information should be directed to the Baltimore County Zoning Office - 410-887-3391
Questions on current Zoning regulations and actions that can be taken should be directed to the Baltimore County Zoning Office - 410-887-3321.

Superseded edition(s):
1987
1985
1981
1975
1969
1963
1955


FIRE PREVENTION CODE
National Fire Prevention Code (NFPA, 2000)
Life Safety Code (NFPA 101, 2000)
Standard Bulk Oxygen Systems at Consumer Sites (NFPA 50, 1996)
NFPA website: http://www.nfpa.org/
NFAP Phone: 800-344-3555
County Bill Number: 70-2001
County web page: http://www.co.ba.md.us/Agencies/fire/firecode/index.html
County Code Reference: 16.42
Information: Call the Baltimore County Fire Department/Fire Prevention at 410-887-4500

Superseded edition(s):
1996 BOCA National Fire Prevention Code, and 1994 Life Safety Code (NFPA 101)
County Code Reference: §16-42

OTHER CONSTRUCTION-RELATED CODES:
Baltimore County Design Manual
Published: 1985
Cost: $30.00 plus mailing charges
Supplement: Irregular; maintains mailing list for automatic, free updates
Telephone: 410-887-3461 (Public Works; Contracts Section)

Development Procedures and Policy Manual
Published: 2002
Cost: $30.00 plus mailing charges
Supplement: Irregular; maintains mailing list for automatic,free uupdates
Telephone: 410-887-3335 (Permits & Development Management; PWA Section
Note: This manual should be used in conjunction with Title 26, Article V, of the Baltimore County Code

Superseded edition(s):
1985

Standard Specifications and Details for Construction
Published: As updated. Also available on CD-Rom
Cost: $55.00
Supplement: Irregular; maintains mailing list for automatic, free updates
Telephone: 410-887-3461 (Public Works - Contracts Section)

National Electrical Code(NFPA 70)
Published: 1996
Cost: $59.50 - 2002 edition or most current
Website: http://www.nfpa.org/
County Code Reference: §7-183

Plumbing and Gas Fitting
National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated (1996)
1998 Supplement of the National Standard Plumbing Code (1998)
Contact:
Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association
180 S. Washington Street
P.O. Box 6808
Falls Church, VA 22040
Telephone: 703-237-8100; 800-533-7694
Fax: 703-237-7442
Website: http://www.phccweb.org/technical/code.cfm
County Bill 83-1999 (addendum available at no charge at County Council Office - 410-887-3196)

Superseded edition(s):
1992: National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54)
1976: Standard Specifications and Details for Construction
1971
1993: BOCA National Energy Conservation Code
1996: BOCA National Mechanical Code


OTHER PUBLICATIONS:
Comprehensive Manual of Development Policies, March 1992
Development Handbook, February 1992
Home Rule Charter for Baltimore County, Maryland, 1955
Laws of Baltimore County
Purchasing Manual
County Code Reference: §15-81,82
Published : 2003
Cost: $1/page, $81.00 for 2003 edition
Supplement: Annual
Telephone: 410-887-3880 (Purchasing Bureau, Office of Central Services)
Superseded editions:
1990
Real Estate Tax Assessments
1991
1981
1979
1977
Recommended Baltimore County Master Plan,
Rules and Regulations of the Board of Liquor License Commissioners
1995
1988
1980
1972
Water Supply and Sewerage Plan
1980
1976