City of College Park, MD
Prince George's County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of College Park 12-10-1991 by Ord. No. 91-O-24. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 110-1 Fees and interests.

[Last amended 9-24-2002 by Ord. No. 02-O-5]
The following enumerations are the current fees, rates, charges and interests applicable in the City of College Park:
Chapter/Section
Description
Fee/Interest
Ch. 11, Authorities
Art. III, Commercial District Management Authority
§ 11-17D
Annual business license:
Retail
$0.10 per square foot
Minimum
$150
Maximum
$750
Professional
$0.10 per square foot
Minimum
$150
Maximum
$150
§ 11-17G
Interest charge rate for late payment of business license
1% per month, plus a civil penalty of 10% of the total fee
Ch. 87, Building Construction
§ 87-3
Public Services Department permit
Project cost up to $25,000
$25
Over $25,000
$75
§ 87-17
Bond or cash deposit:
Cost of project:
$100 or less
$25
More than $100
100% of the total cost of the project
§ 87-19
[Added 6-12-2007 by Ord. No. 07-O-14]
Fence appeals
$50
§ 87-25
[Added 5-27-2014 by Ord. No. 14-O-03]
Construction costs less than $25,000
$1,000
Construction costs more than $25,000
$2,000
Ch. 102, Dogs and Other Animals
§ 102-4A
Special fee for keeping of more than 4 animals
$100
§ 102-7C
Impoundment redemption fees:
Each impoundment
$25
Second or subsequent impoundments
$50
§ 102-16
Adoption and microchip fees:
Adoption fee, cat, adult, single
$75
Adoption fee, cat, adult, bonded pair
$120
Adoption fee, cat, kitten, single
$100
Adoption fee, cat, kitten, bonded pair
$150
Adoption fee, dog, adult
$120
Adoption fee, other species
$75
Adoption fee for senior, disabled adopter
$0
Microchip placement
$30
Ch. 119, Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse
§ 119-9
Reinstatement fee
$50
Residential collection:
Single-family
No charge
Single-family rental units as defined in § 125-1
$180
Apartment units:
Each
$180
Owner-occupied
No charge
Off-campus fraternity/sorority:
Summer collection included, per year
$180 per capacity rating of each 5 occupants or portion thereof
Summer collection not included
$130 per capacity rating of each 5 occupants or portion thereof
On-campus fraternity/sorority:
Summer collection included
$250 per capacity rating of each 5 occupants or portion thereof
Summer collection not included
$190 per capacity rating of each 5 occupants or portion thereof
Trailer unit, each
$250 per year
Boarding- or rooming house, not including resident owners and immediate family who reside on the premises
$80 for every 3 occupants or fraction thereof
Nonresidential collection: Commercial establishments or other users not covered elsewhere, each refuse cart (NOTE: Special trash collection will not be provided for this category.)
$400
Tax-exempt, per cart:
Eleemosynary institutions
$250
Churches
$250
Schools
$400
Commercial uses
$400
Special trash:
Tires
$4 per tire
Refrigerators, air conditioners, heat pumps
No charge for collection of the first unit; $35 for each additional unit collected during a calendar year from an individual or owner of a dwelling unit at a specific address
Ch. 127 (Reserved)[1]
Ch. 129, Licenses
[Amended 9-26-2006 by Ord. No. 06-O-6]
§ 129-2
Rate Table:
Amusement devices
$12.50 for each such machine
Alcoholic beverages
20% of the fee charged by the county
Mobile vendors
$100 for each such mobile vendor
Temporary businesses
$50 per 30-day period or portion thereof
Solicitors:
Nonprofit
No fee
Profit
$100
Ch. 141, Nuisances
[Added 6-12-2007 by Ord. No. 07-O-12]
§ 141-3B
Permit for installation of dumpster or other receptacle
$25.00
Ch. 144, Occupancy Permits
§ 144-6B
[Last amended 5-14-2013 by Ord. No. 13-O-04]
Rental dwelling units (with the single exception of Attick Towers, a City-subsidized housing facility for the elderly):
Occupancy permit application fees:
Single-family residences
$244 per each
Condominium units (that are not townhouses)
$150 per unit
Townhouse units
$244 per unit
Rooming house
$238 per building
Buildings with 6 or more units
$125 per unit
Buildings with 2 to 5 units
$207 per unit
Fraternities/sororities
$580 per building
Hotels/motels and tourist facilities
$41 per rentable guest room
Occupancy permit application fee for nonresidential (commercial or industrial) premises
$124 per each
(1)
A charge of $50 will be applied in each case where the dwelling is not accessible to the inspector at the scheduled time.
(2)
After the first reinspection, there will be a charge of $50 for each additional inspection needed to bring the property into compliance of the issuance of the occupancy permit.
§ 144-7C and D
Reinstatement fees:
Expiration of permit
$75
Revocation of permit
$800
Ch. 151, Permit Parking
[Amended  6-10-2003 by Ord. No. 03-O-5; 5-25-2010 by Ord. No. 10-O-03; 11-15-2016 by Ord. No. 16-O-07; 4-11-2017 by Ord. No. 17-O-03]
§ 151-4
Annual parking permits:
Issuance, each
$10
Replacement, each
$5
Renewal, each
$10
Visitor
$1
Biannual parking permits:
Issuance, each
$10
Replacement, each
$5
Renewal, each
$10
Visitor
$1
Monthly parking permits:
Downtown parking garage: general
$125
Downtown parking garage: reduced rate commuter downtown business employees
$60
Other
$40
Ch. 172, Streets and Sidewalks
§ 172-1
Public improvement permit
$25
Engineer
3% of total costs1
No engineer:
Costing $10,000 or less
10% of total cost1
Costing more than $10,000
8% of total cost1
§ 172-2
Public-service corporation inspections
$2
§ 172-4B
[Added 4-13-2004 by Ord. No. 03-O-13]
Permit for installation of dumpster or other receptacle
$25
NOTE: 1Total cost does not include cost of storm drain improvements not under the jurisdiction of the City.
Ch. 184, Vehicles and Traffic
[Amended 5-22-2007 by Ord. No. 07-O-09]
Immobilization fee
$35
§ 184-18
Parking meter fees:
For 4 minutes
$0.05
For 8 minutes
$0.10
For 16 minutes
$0.20
For 20 minutes
$0.25
For 60 minutes
$0.75
Ch. 190, Zoning
[Amended 5-10-2011 by Ord. No. 11-O-03]
§ 190-5
Variance application fees:
Existing dwelling
$200
Residential new construction: single family and detached
$500
Commercial property
$1,500
Any other purpose in all zones
$1,500
Public notice sign fees, per each sign:
Commercial or industrial property
$10
§ 190-9
Departure from design standards application fees:
Single-family residential
$100
All others
$2,000
§ 190-11
Nonconforming uses
Two dwelling units on 1 lot
$100
Mobile home
$100
Church
No fee
All others
$1,000
§ 190-12
Minor changes to approved special exceptions
Day care for children in single family dwelling
$100
Church
No fee
All others
$1,250
§ 190-16
Alternative compliance
$250
Sign-posting fees
Except as otherwise noted, public notice sign fees, per each sign:
Applications involving public rights-of-way over 4 in number
$30, plus $5 for each sign
All other applications
$30
[1]
Editor's Note: The fees related to former Ch. 127, Rent Stabilization, added 5-24-2005 by Ord. No. 05-O-2, as amended, were repealed 10-14-2014 by Ord. No. 14-O-10.

§ 110-2 Penalties.

[Last amended 10-8-2002 by Ord. No. 02-O-4]
Unless otherwise noted herein, the violation of a City ordinance or resolution is a municipal infraction. The following fines and/or imprisonment for violations of various ordinances or resolutions are applicable in the City of College Park:
Chapter/Section
Violation
Penalty
Chapter 34, Elections
§ 34-8
False statement
$400
§ 34-9
Electioneering and prohibited practices
$400
§ 34-11
Collection or disbursement of funds for unregistered political committee
$400
§ 34-12
Collection or disbursement of funds not through campaign treasurer
$400
§ 34-13
Failure to maintain accurate accounts
$400
§ 34-14
Prohibited contributions
$400
Receipt of prohibited contribution
$400
Prohibited expenditures
$400
§ 34-15
Campaign finance reports:
Late reports (late filing fee)
$25 per day or fraction thereof; maximum of $250
Incomplete or inaccurate report; or failure to file report
$400
False statement
$400
§ 34-17
Political matter published or distributed
$400
Chapter 38, Ethics, Code of
§ 38-11
Conflicts of interest
$400
§ 38-12
Nepotism
$400
§ 38-13
Abuse of position
$400
§ 38-14
Disclosure of confidential information
$400
§ 38-15
Unauthorized use of City property
$400
§ 38-16
Discriminatory practices
$400
§ 38-17
Conflict disclosure statements:
Incomplete or inaccurate report; or failure to file report
$400
§ 38-18
Lobbying disclosure statements:
Failure to file
$400
Incomplete or inaccurate annual report; or failure to file
$400
Ch. 78, Air Pollution
§ 78-3B
Environmental impact statement requirement, failure to file
$200
Ch. 87, Building Construction
§ 87-3
Failure to obtain building permit
$200
For each subsequent business day which violator fails to apply for a permit
$200
§ 87-7
Failure to abide by stop-work order
$200
For each subsequent calendar day
$200
§ 87-20
All other violations of chapter
$50
Ch. 93, Cable Television Franchise
Chapter
Penalties as set out in § 93-14A(1)(a) through (m)
Ch. 102, Dogs and Other Animals
§ 102-6B
Animal found at large
First violation
$50
Second violation in 12-month period
$100
Third or subsequent violation in 12-month period
$250
§ 102-11
Animal wastes:
First violation
$50
Second violation in 12-month period
$100
Third or subsequent violation in 12-month period
$250
Remaining provisions of chapter (see § 102-15):
First violation
$100
Second violation
$200
Ch. 115, Fire Safety Code
[Added 6-14-2016 by Ord. No. 16-O-03]
Chapter
First violation
$100
Second violation
$200
Each additional 24 hours
$200
Ch. 119, Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse
[Amended 3-22-2005 by Ord. No. 05-O-1]
§ 119-3F
First violation
$25
Subsequent violation in 12 months
$50
Remainder of chapter
First violation
$100
Subsequent violation in 12 months
$200
Ch. 125, Housing Regulations
[Last amended 9-22-2009 by Ord. No. 09-O-08]
Art. I, General Provisions
Art. II, Standards § 125-8I
Grading and drainage:
First violation
$100
Each additional 10 days a violation continues is a separate violation.
Second violation within 12-month period
$200
Third violation within 12-month period
$400
Subsequent violations within 12-month period
$500
Infestation by pests:
First violation
$50
Second violation
$100
Each additional 10 days
$100
Exterior property maintenance:
First violation
$50
Repeat violation, for every additional 72 hours
$100
Driveway entrance:
First violation
$50
Each additional 5 days
$100
Off-street parking:
First violation
$50
Repeat violation, for every 5-day period
$100
House numbers:
First violation
$50
Repeat violation for every additional 10-day period
$100
First violation
$200
Repeat violation each additional 7-day period
$400
§ 125-10O
[Added 3-22-2011 by Ord. No. 11-O-02]
First violation
$200
Repeat violation each additional 7-day period
$400
§ 125-10P
[Added 4-12-2011 by Ord. No. 11-O-04]
First violation
$200
Repeat violation each additional 30-day period
$400
§ 125-17
Firesafety laws:
§ 125-17D
For every 24 hours that violation continues
$1,000
Remainder of section:
First violation
$100
Second violation
$200
Each additional 24 hours
$200
§ 125-24
Rodents:
First violation
$100
Repeat violation for every additional 10-day period
$200
Remainder of chapter:
First violation
$100
Second violation
$200
§ 125-32
Failure to give notice
First violation
$100
Each additional calendar day violation continues
$100
Ch. 127 (Reserved)[1]
Ch. 129, Licenses
§ 129-3
Chapter:
First citation
$100
Second citation
$200
Each additional 5 days
$200
Ch. 132, Litter and Graffiti
Art. II, Littering
§ 132-3
Initial violation
$50
Subsequent violations in 6 months
$100
Violation of remainder of Article II:
Initial violation
$100
Subsequent violations in 12 months
$200
Art. III, Graffiti
§ 132-10
[Amended 10-25-2005 by Ord. No. 05-O-11]
Graffiti prohibited; responsibility
Initial and second violation
$100
Each additional 14 days
$200
Art. IV, Shopping Carts
[Added 1-12-2010 by Ord. No. 09-O-09]
§ 132-15
Storage of shopping carts
Each violation
$100
Ch. 138, Noise
§ 138-5
Chapter:
[Amended 7-12-2016 by Ord. No. 16-O-04]
Citation
$500
Repeat violation within any 12-month period
$1,000
Ch. 141, Nuisances
§ 141-3A
Commercial dumpsters:
Initial violation
$50
Second violation
$100
Each additional 30 days
$100
§ 141-3B
Residential dumpsters or other receptacles
[Added 6-12-2007 by Ord. No. 07-O-12]
Initial violation
$50
Each additional 5 days violation continues
$100
§ 141-7
Signs and advertisments
[Added 11-9-2011 by Ord. No. 11-O-13]
§ 141-7A
Signs or advertisements in City rights-of-way
Initial violation
$100
Subsequent violations in 12 months
$200
§ 141-7B
Signs in a State of Maryland right-of-way
Per sign
$25
§ 141-8
Maintenance of rights-of-way:
Initial violation
$50
Second violation
$100
Each additional 10 days
$100
Violation of remainder of chapter:
Initial violation
$50
Second violation
$100
Each additional 24 hours
$100
Ch. 144, Occupancy Permits
[Amended 4-12-2005 by Ord. No. 05-O-3]
§ 144-3A
Failure to obtain occupancy permit
$1,000
§ 144-3C
Failure to prevent occupancy in absence of valid permit
$1,000
§ 144-3D
Failure to secure a written statement signed by the tenant
$100
§ 144-3E
Removal of placard
$1,000
§ 144-5B
False oath
$400
§ 144-5E
Failure to disclose identity of occupants
$75
§ 144-8A
Chapter
$100
Ch. 148, Peace and Good Order
§ 148-2B
Intimidating or impeding City employees, a misdemeanor offense
$500 and/or imprisonment for 90 days
Remainder of chapter
$50
Ch. 151, Permit Parking
§ 151-6
Failure to return parking permit
Loss of refund
Ch. 157, Property Maintenance
Art. I, Nonresidential Premises
Public nuisance corrective action:
Failure to act
$100
Failure to pay fine
$200
Remainder of chapter:
First violation
$100
Second violation
$200
Each additional 30 days
$200
Ch. 161, Recycling
[Amended 2-10-2015 by Ord. No. 15-O-01]
§ 161-6
Collection by unauthorized person
$100
Remainder of chapter
$25
Ch. 172, Streets and Sidewalks
[Amended  4-13-2004 by Ord. No. 03-O-13[2]]
Unauthorized use of public property:
First violation
$50
Each additional 5 days violation continues
$100
Violation of remainder of chapter
$50
Each additional 15 days violation continues
$100
Ch. 184, Vehicles and Traffic
Art. II, Parking Regulations
§ 184-9H
Use of an altered City permit
$100
Parking in an area marked by a loading zone sign with times:
Parking violation:
If paid within 31 calendar days, including date of issue
$55
If paid after 31 calendar days, including date of issue
$65
§ 184-15
[Amended 7-13-2004 by Ord. No. 04-O-5]
Handicapped spaces:
Parking violation:
If paid within 15 calendar days, including date of issue
$255
If paid after 15 calendar days, including date of issue
$265
Violation of remainder of Article II:
Parking violation:
If paid within 15 calendar days, including date of issue
$35
If paid within 31 calendar days, including date of issue
$70
If paid after 31 calendar days, including date of issue
$80
Service charge for collection of penalties
As necessary
Art. III, Parking Meters
Violation of Article III
[Amended 5-25-2010 by Ord. No. 10-O-03]
Parking meters and pay stations:
Parking violation:
If paid within 15 calendar days, including date of issue
$20
If paid within 31 calendar days, including date of issue
$40
If paid after 31 calendar days, including date of issue
$50
Service charge for collection of penalties
As necessary
Art. VII, Nonresident Parking Permits
§§ 184-43 and 184-44
Maryland vehicle registration or nonresident permit:
If paid within 15 calendar days, including date of issue
$55
If paid within 31 calendar days, including date of issue
$110
If paid after 31 calendar days, including date of issue
$120
Ch. 190, Zoning
§ 190-13
Signs:
First citation
$100
Each additional day
$100
[1]
Editor's Note: The penalties related to former Ch. 127, Rent Stabilization, added 5-24-2005 by Ord. No. 05-O-2, as amended, were repealed 10-14-2014 by Ord. No. 14-O-10.
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided for an effective date of 5-4-2004.

§ 110-3 Unpaid fees and penalties to constitute a lien.

[Added 1-13-1998 by Ord. No. 97-O-21; amended 4-13-2004 by Ord. No. 03-O-13[1]; 6-12-2007 by Ord. No. 07-O-12]
Fees and penalties established in §§ 110-1 and 2 of this chapter for violations of Chapters 87, 119, 125, 132, 157 and 172 and 141-3B of the City Code which are not paid as required therein shall be included in the nonpayor’s real property tax bill and shall be collected as City taxes are collected, and the charges shall be due and payable at the time of payment of the tax bill. In the case of a municipal infraction, the fine shall not be deemed due and owing the City until such time as a judgment or order therefor is issued by a court of competent jurisdiction. Such charges shall constitute a lien on the nonpayor’s real property.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided for an effective date of 5-4-2004.