CHARLES COUNTY
http://www.govt.co.charles.md.us/

COUNTY SEAT: La Plata 20646
Listing updated by Jim Gernert, University of Baltimore Law Library


CODE:
Online: http://gcp.esub.net/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=184188&infobase=ch0836.nfo&softpage=Browse_Frame_Pg42
Code of Charles County - State of Maryland
Published: 1995
Cost: $200.00
Supplemented: #5, (July 1, 2004)
Cost: $50.00 (annual subscription; list maintained)
To order: Check payable to:
Charles County Treasurer
And mail to:
County Attorney's Office
Charles County, Maryland
P.O. Box 2150
La Plata, MD 20646
Telephone: (301) 645-0555 (County Attorney's Office; Lisa Bailey)

Superseded edition(s):
1988
1969
1965
1959


BUILDING CODE:
Online Information: http://www.charlescounty.org/commissioners/codehomerule/apps/legislationPDF/2003-14.pdf

International Building Code, 2003 (As amended by periodic supplements and Charles County Bill No. 2003-14)
International Residential Code, 2003 (As amended by periodic supplements and Charles County Bill No. 2003-14)
[County Code Reference: §15-1 (Authority to adopt a code); Ch. 224 (Building Construction) - §224-1 (Adopts 1990 BOCA with 1991 Supplement; plus local amendments
BUT SEE §224-4 providing for automatic adoption of new editions - "Whenever a new edition of ... BOCA... is published...,
the new edition shall become the adopted Building COde of Charles County effective on the first Day of April following the
publication date." §224-2 povides for automatic adoption of BOCA amendments.]
Supplements: Local amendments, irregularly (SEE Code §224-1)
Cost: Free
To order write:
Bob Weisman
P.O. Box 2150
LaPlata, MD 20646
Tel: 301-645-0513

SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS:
Online- Chap. 278 of the Code : http://gcp.esub.net/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=133143&advquery=Chapter%20297%2c%20Zoning%20Regulations%28L%29&depth=3&hitsperheading=on&infobase=ch0836.nfo&record={10074AC}&softpage=Document42
Published: To be published 2004
Cost: $2.00
NOTE: Current amended subdivision regulations are located in the code (Chapter 278).
To Order: Make check payable to:
Charles County Commissioners
Mail to:
Charles County Department of Planning and Growth Management
P.O. Box 2150
LaPlata, MD 20646
Tel: 301-645-0540 (Att: Evelyn)

Superseded edition(s):
1988
1976
1969

ZONING REGULATIONS:
Online: <a href="http://gcp.esub.net/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=184420&advquery=Chapter%20297%2c%20Zoning%20Regulations%28L%29&infobase=ch0836.nfo&record=%7B1002DB6%7D&softpage=Browse_Frame_Pg42">Online </a>- Ch. 297 of the Code
Published: May 2004
Cost: $26.00
Supplemented: None
To order: SEE Subdivision Regulations
Tel: 301- 645-0540

Superseded edition(s):
1992
1985
1974
1971

OTHER CONSTRUCTION-RELATED CODES:

International Energy Conservation Code, 2003
International Mechanical Code, 2003
National Electrical Code, 2002


OTHER PUBLICATIONS:
Comprehensive Plan, 1997
Online: http://www.charlescounty.org/pgm/planning/plans/commplanning/compplansum/compplan.pdf
1990
1974

Comprehensive Water and Sewage Plan, 1977
Critical Area Program, June 2001, revised & re-adopted
Online: http://www.charlescounty.org/pgm/planning/plans/environmental/cbcaprogram.pdf

Flood Damage Control
Online - Ch. 238 of the Code: http://gcp.esub.net/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=184420&advquery=Chapter 297, Zoning Regulations(L)&infobase=ch0836.nfo&record={1002DB6}&softpage=Browse_Frame_Pg42

Grading & Sediment Control Ordinance, 2001
Online: http://www.charlescounty.org/pgm/devserv/publications/gradingordinance.pdf

Road Ordinance, revised through October 1982
Rules and Regulations of the Board of License Commissioners , 1992
Sewers and Drainage Systems
Online - Ch. 122 of the Code: http://gcp.esub.net/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=184420&advquery=Chapter 297, Zoning Regulations(L)&infobase=ch0836.nfo&record={1002DB6}&softpage=Browse_Frame_Pg42

Stormwater Management and Storm Drainage Ordinance, 1984, revised 2001
Online: http://www.charlescounty.org/pgm/permits/publications/stormdrainmgmt.pdf


MUNICIPAL PUBLICATIONS


TOWN OF INDIAN HEAD:
http://www.townofindianheadmd.org/

Code of Town of Indian Head
1990
1978
Zoning Ordinance for the Town of Indian Head, 1991


TOWN OF LA PLATA:
http://www.townoflaplata.org/

Code of Town of La Plata
http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/codes/laplata/