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Table of Contents
1 - General Provisions
  • Section 1.1: Adoption of Code
  • Section 1.2: Code Supersedes Prior Ordinance
  • Section 1.3: Rules of Construction and Definitions
  • Section 1.4: Catchlines of Sections, References to Sections, Table of Contents and Footnotes
  • Section 1.5: Amendments to Code
  • Section 1.6: Code Book to Remain on File and be Kept Current
  • Section 1.7: Exemption or Adoption of Prince George’s County Ordinances
  • Section 1.8: Severability of Code Provisions
  • Section 1.9: Repeal of Ordinances
  • Section 1.10: Legislation Saved from Repeal of Waiver
  • Section 1.11: Town Seal
  • Section 1.12: Unpaid Fees and Penalties to Constitute a Lien

2 - Administration
  • Section 2.1: Definitions
  • Section 2.2: Compensation of the Mayor and Councilpersons
  • Section 2.3: Employee Benefits
  • Section 2.4: Full Time Employees
  • Section 2.5: Power to Pass Regulations
  • Section 2.6: Holidays
  • Section 2.7: Annual and Sick Leave

3 - Building & Construction Regulations
  • Section 3.1: Building and Housing Codes Effective
  • Section 3.2: Town Permits and Certificates of Referral Required
  • Section 3.3: Road and Drainage Facilities Required
  • Section 3.4: Signs
  • Section 3.5: Fences, Barriers, Walls
  • Section 3.6: Reserved
  • Section 3.7: Penalty

4 - Unauthorized Businesses
  • Section 4.1: Fortunetelling
  • Section 4.2: Penalty

5 - Canvassing & Soliciting
  • Section 5.1: Certain Sales Prohibited
  • Section 5.2: Exceptions
  • Section 5.3: Penalty

6 - Cable Television
  • Section 6.1: Definitions
  • Section 6.2: Franchise Required
  • Section 6.3: Limitations of Franchise
  • Section 6.4: Liability and Indemnification
  • Section 6.5: Technical Requirements and Channel Capacity
  • Section 6.6: Safety Requirements
  • Section 6.7: Service Standards, Business Office and Resolution of Complaints
  • Section 6.8: Limitation on Use of Personal Information
  • Section 6.9: Conditions for Use of Public Ways
  • Section 6.10: Indemnity Bond
  • Section 6.11: Franchise Fee
  • Section 6.12: Acts Beneficial to Subscribers
  • Section 6.13: Public Service Requirements
  • Section 6.14: Duration of Franchise
  • Section 6.15: Tampering and Unauthorized Connections
  • Section 6.16: Continued Use of Individual Antennas Protected
  • Section 6.17: Delegation of Powers
  • Section 6.18: Enforcement
  • Section 6.19: Forfeiture of Franchise
  • Section 6.20: Penalty

7 - Dogs & Dangerous Animals
  • Section 7.1: Menace or Nuisance
  • Section 7.2: Running at Large Prohibited
  • Section 7.3: Penalty

8 - RESERVED

9 - Fire Prevention
  • Section 9.1: Fire Code Adopted
  • Section 9.2: Prevention of Fires
  • Section 9.3: False Alarms or Removing Fire Equipment
  • Section 9.4: Fire Extinguishers Required
  • Section 9.5: Penalty

10 - Firearms & Dangerous Weapons

  • Section 10.1: Discharge Prohibited
  • Section 10.2: Concealed Weapons
  • Section 10.3: Loaded Firearms
  • Section 10.4: Penalty

11 - Health
  • Section 11.1: Purpose
  • Section 11.2: Dwellings, Yards and Vacant Areas and Lots
  • Section 11.3: Trash Receptacles (Trash and Garbage Disposal and Receptacles)
  • Section 11.4: Recycling
  • Section 11.5: Penalty

12 – Anti-Corruption Act of 2006
  • Section 12.1: Anti Corruption Act

13 - Nuisances, Morals & Conduct
  • Section 13.1: Public Playgrounds and Parks
  • Section 13.2: Defacing or Damaging Plantings
  • Section 13.3: Penalty
  • Section 13.4: Obscene Performances in Licensed Establishments
  • Section 13.5: Obscene Performances in the Town of Forest Heights, Maryland
  • Section 13.6: Hazardous Conduct

14 - Town Public Ethics Ordinance
  • Section 14.1: Applicability
  • Section 14.2: Purpose of Policy
  • Section 14.3: Administration
  • Section 14.4: Conflict of Interest
  • Section 14.5: Financial Disclosure
  • Section 14.6: Lobbying Disclosure
  • Section 14.7: Discrimination against Complaint and False Statements
  • Section 14.8: Exemptions and Modifications
  • Section 14.9: Enforcement
  • Section 14.10: Reserved
  • Section 14.11: Short Title

15 - Parking & Traffic

  • Section 15.1: Purpose
  • Section 15.2: Definitions
  • Section 15.3: Authority to Erect Signs Regulating Parking and Traffic
  • Section 15.3.2: Parking and Truck Restrictions
  • Section 15.3.2(A): Off Street Parking Limited to Driveways
  • Section 15.3.3: Parking of Commercial or Recreational Vehicles, Trailers, and Boats, with or without Trailers on Streets Prohibited without Permit
  • Section 15.4: Closed Streets
  • Section 15.5: Speed Prohibited
  • Section 15.6: Speed Monitoring Systems
  • Section 15.7: Towing and Impounding, Right to Hearing
  • Section 15.8: Obstructions to Vision
  • Section 15.9: Penalties
 
16 - Environmental Noise Control

  • Section 16.1: Definitions
  • Section 16.2: Noise Standards
  • Section 16.3: Loud and Unnecessary Noises Prohibited
  • Section 16.4: Violation a Misdemeanor
  • Section 16.5: Manner of Enforcement; Notice of Intent to Prosecute

17 - Public Property
  • Section 17.1: Purpose
  • Section 17.2: Damage to Town Property Prohibited
  • Section 17.3: Penalty

18 - Vehicle & Motorcycle Repairs
  • Section 18.1: Repairs
  • Section 18.2: Penalty

19 - Streets & Sidewalks
  • Section 19.1: Littering Prohibited
  • Section 19.2: Placing Unlawful Obstructions in the Public Way
  • Section 19.3: Person Obstructing a Public Way
  • Section 19.4: Skateboards Banned
  • Section 19.5: Permit Required
  • Section 19.6: Private Maintenance
  • Section 19.7: Removal of Snow from Sidewalks
  • Section 19.8: Penalty
  • Section 19.9: Unlawful activity on the streets of the Town.

20 - Financial Management - Internal Controls
  • Section 20.1: Purpose
  • Section 20.2: Definitions
  • Section 20.3: Application of Article
  • Section 20.4: Procedures
  • Section 20.5: Preparation of the Quarterly Financial Report
  • Section 20.6: Standards to be Used for Quarterly Financial Report Preparation, Publication of Same, Other Reports

21 - Legislative Practices & Procedures Act of 2006
  • Section 21.1: Practices and Procedures

22 - Elections & Petitions
  • Section 22.1: Purpose of article
  • Section 22.2: Definitions
  • Section 22.3: Application of Ordinance
  • Section 22.4: Adoption of Resolutions and Guidelines
  • Section 22.5: Determination of sufficiency of petition by chief election official
  • Section 22.6: Computing time for performance of act
  • Section 22.7: Requirements for signing petition, information required
  • Section 22.8: Affidavit of circulator of petition, age of circulator
  • Section 22.9: Procedure for filing petitions
  • Section 22.10: Determinations of chief election official after filing of petition; declaration of deficiency of petition
  • Section 22.11: Procedures for verifying and counting signatures on petition
  • Section 22.12: Certification of Petition
  • Section 22.13: Judicial review of determinations regarding petition
  • Section 22.14: Schedule of procedures regarding petition
  • Section 22.15: Implementation
  • Section 22.16: Board of Election Procedures