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File #: 22-0207    Version: 0 Name: Vacant Building Notices
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 3/21/2022 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 8/15/2022
Enactment #: 22-163
Title: Vacant Building Notices For the purpose of defining the term “vacant building notice”; creating and amending certain penalties for failing to abate a vacant building notice; and generally related to the issuance and enforcement of vacant building notices.
Sponsors: Odette Ramos, Sharon Green Middleton, Phylicia Porter, Danielle N. McCray, James Torrence, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen
Indexes: Building, Notice, Vacant
Attachments: 1. 22-0207 ECB, 2. 22-0207~1st Reader, 3. LAW 22-0207, 4. DHCD 22-0207, 5. Finance 22-0207, 6. Baniszewski - 22-0207 - Support, 7. Ben Frederick - 22-0207 - Oppose, 8. CLC - 22-0207 - Support, 9. 22-0207 Agenda, 10. 22-0207 - Bill Synopsis, 11. 22-0207 Hearing Notes, 12. 22-0207 Voting Form, 13. 22-0207 Minutes, 14. 22-0207 Attendance Sheet, 15. 2nd Reader Amendments 22-0207, 16. cc22-0207(1)~ 1st (ECD), 17. 22-0207~3rd Reader, 18. 22-0207 Signed, 19. Completed Ordinance 22-0207
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
9/12/20220 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/20220 Baltimore City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/20220 Baltimore City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/20220 Economic and Community Development Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/14/20220 Economic and Community Development Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/20220 Economic and Community Development Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/20220 Baltimore City Council Refer to Environmental Control Board  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/20220 Baltimore City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/20220 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/20220 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/21/20220 Baltimore City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/21/20220 Baltimore City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available

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 Ramos

                                                                                                                                                           

 

                     A Bill Entitled

 

An Ordinance concerning

title

Vacant Building Notices

For the purpose of defining the term “vacant building notice”; creating and amending certain penalties for failing to abate a vacant building notice; and generally related to the issuance and enforcement of vacant building notices.

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By adding

Article - Building, Fire, and Related Codes

Section 2-103 (IBC § 116.11)

Baltimore City Revised Code

(2020 Edition)

 

By                     repealing and reordaining, with amendments

Article 1 - Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies

Section 40-14(e)(5c)

Baltimore City Code

(Edition 2000)

 

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

 

Section 116 Unsafe Structures

 

. . .

 

116.11 Failure to abate a vacant building notice. 

 

116.11.1  Definitions.  “Vacant building notice” means a violation notice issued under this section that designates a structure to be a vacant structure.

 

116.11.2  Citations.  A citation for failing to abate a vacant building notice shall be issued at the discretion of the Building Official until the notice is abated.

 

116.11.3  Penalties.  Notwithstanding § 114 {“Violations”} of this Code, the penalty for each citation issued for failure to abate a vacant building notice is $1,000.

 

116.11.4  Offenses.  Each day the vacant building notice is not abated is a separate offense. 

 

                     

                     Baltimore City Code

 

                     Article 1.  Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies

 

                     Subtitle 40.  Environmental Control Board

 

§ 40-14.  Violations to which this subtitle applies.

 

. . .

 

(e) Provisions and penalties enumerated.

 

. . .

 

(5c) Building, Fire and Related Codes Article -

 Building Code

 

 . . .

 

 § 123.8.  Failure to comply with notice or citation

Unsafe structures {§ 116}                                                                                                                                                                                             $1,000 [$900]

Condemnation proceedings  {§ 120}                                                                                                                                                   $500

All other notices (excluding citations)                                                                                                                              $250

 

Section 2.  And be it further ordained, That this Ordinance takes effect on the 30th day after the date it is enacted.