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File #: 22-0278    Version: 0 Name: Vacant Structures - Required Safeguarding
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 9/12/2022 In control: Rules and Legislative Oversight
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Vacant Structures - Required Safeguarding For the purpose of amending the Baltimore City Building Code to require that certain vacant structures in Baltimore City be kept secured with doors and windows.
Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Zeke Cohen, Odette Ramos, Phylicia Porter, Ryan Dorsey, Mark Conway
Indexes: Vacant Structures
Attachments: 1. 22-0278(1)~1st Reader, 2. Law 22-0278
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.

Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmember Burnett


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Vacant Structures - Required Safeguarding
For the purpose of amending the Baltimore City Building Code to require that certain vacant structures in Baltimore City be kept secured with doors and windows.
body

By amending
Article - Building, Fire, and Related Codes
Section 2-103 (IBC §§ 116.4.3 and 116.4.4)
Baltimore City Revised Code
(2020 Edition)

By adding
Article - Building, Fire, and Related Codes
Section 2-103 (IBC §§ 116.4.7 and 116.4.8)
Baltimore City Revised Code
(2020 Edition)

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Revised Code

Article - Building, Fire, and Related Codes

Part II. International Building Code

§ 2-103. City Modifications.

The additions, deletions, amendments, and other modifications adopted by the City are as follows:

Chapter 1

Scope and Administration

116.4 Vacant structures. Every vacant structure, as defined in this § 116.4, is declared to be
a fire hazard and a nuisance per se, and must be safeguarded and otherwise maintained as required in this § 116.4.

. . .

116.4.3 Required safeguarding. [Every] With the exception of a structure described in section 116.4.7 {“Required safeguarding - vacant structure in occupied...

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