Code Enforcement

The International Property Maintenance Code, First Edition 2000, published in cooperation by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), and Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI) is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the Town of Fairmount Heights, Maryland, as amended by the additions, insertions, deletions and other changes set out in Section 8-2 of this ordinance, for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided. Each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said International Property Maintenance Code are hereby referred to, adopted, and make a part hereof, as if fully set out in this ordinance. Three copies of the complete ordinance, marked and designated as the Property Maintenance Code, are on file in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Fairmount Heights, and available for public use, inspection and examination.


104.1 General. The code official shall enforce the provisions of this code.
104.2 Rule-making authority. The code official shall have authority as necessary in the interest of public health, safety and general welfare, to adopt and promulgate rules and procedures; to interpret and implement the provisions of this code; to secure the intent thereof; and to designate requirements applicable because of local climatic or other conditions. Such rules shall not have the effect of waiving structural or fire performance requirements specifically provided for in this code, or of violating accepted engineering methods involving public safety.
The code official has the knowledge and authority to enforce the following:
          - housing and building construction standards, permitting and licensing requirements;
          - principles of land use planning;
          - building and public space inspections;
          - ability to provide technical expertise, code interpretation, assistance, and advice on enforcement
             strategies on complex incidents; and
          - investigations, collecting relevant evidence, preparing and presenting cases for legal actions.

For more information please contact the Code Office James E. Pinkney at the email address below: