Wicomico County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners (now County Council) 6-30-1964 by Ord. No. 20. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Mobile homes — See Ch. 169.
Motels and trailers — See Ch. 170.
Zoning — See Ch. 225.
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Authority to regulate — See Anno. Code of Md. (1957), Art. 25, §§ 2 and 3.
Under and by virtue of authority contained in Article 81, Section 12C of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1957 Edition) as amended,[1] the following rules, regulations and provisions are enacted, adopted and established.
[1]
Editor's Note: For current provisions, see Art. 24, § 9-401 et seq., of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1957 Edition).
[Amended 2-15-1978 by Bill No. 1978-6; 10-17-2006 by Bill No. 2006-11]
No person, firm or corporation shall establish, maintain or operate any automobile trailer camp, park or court in Wicomico County, Maryland, without first having obtained a trailer camp license from the Director of Administration thereof.
[Amended 6-13-1991 by Bill No. 1991-11]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AUTOMOBILE TRAILER
Any vehicle or structure designed and constructed in such manner as to permit occupancy thereof as sleeping quarters for one or more persons or the conduct of any business or profession, occupation or trade or use as a selling or advertising device for any business, profession, occupation or trade and so designed that it is or may be mounted on wheels and used as a conveyance on highways or city streets, propelled or drawn by its own or other motive power, except a device used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
TRAILER CAMP
Any park, trailer park, trailer court, court, camp, site, lot, parcel or tract of land designed, maintained or intended for the purpose of supplying a location, facilities or accommodations and services for any automobile trailer or automobile trailers and upon which any automobile trailer or automobile trailers are parked and as to which charges are made for the use of the trailer camp. The term does not include automobile trailer sales lots on which unoccupied trailers are parked for the purposes of inspection and sale.
A. 
Applicants for a trailer camp license shall make application on forms to be supplied by the county, located in the office of the Director of Administration.
[Amended 2-15-1978 by Bill No. 1978-6; 10-17-2006 by Bill No. 2006-11]
B. 
All applications must contain the following:
[Amended 10-15-1974 by Ord. No. 20A]
(1) 
The proper name and permanent mailing address of each applicant.
(a) 
Each owner of the premises must apply, including husband and wife. If the applicant is a tenant or lessee, each such tenant or lessee must apply, including husband and wife.
(b) 
If the applicant owner or tenant is a firm or partnership, either general or limited, each member of such firm or partnership must apply, and the trade name and address, if any, of the firm or partnership must be submitted.
(c) 
If the owner or tenant applicant is a corporation, application must be made in the name of the corporation, signed by the president or vice president thereof, and the names and permanent mailing addresses of all corporate officers must be listed.
(2) 
If the applicant owner or tenant is not a resident of Wicomico County, Maryland, then, in addition to the information required above, the applicant shall provide the name, permanent mailing address and title of a person who shall have the authority to manage the premises, including, but not limited to, the authority to correct deficiencies when reported and to respond to inquiries from the county, tenants or interested persons. In the event said person shall be unable to respond as above due to lack of authority from the applicant, said license shall be deemed null and void upon 10 days' notice by the county to the applicant, rendered by registered mail to the applicant's stated address.
(3) 
A copy of the rules and regulations of said park or camp must be promulgated and attached to the application. Said rules and regulations must be prominently posted on a permanent basis on the physical premises of the camp. Any amendments thereto must be submitted to the county for attachment to the permit. If at any time said rules and regulations shall not have been promulgated; if promulgated, shall not have been posted; or if promulgated and not filed with the county, said permit shall be null and void upon notification by registered mail to the applicant by the county.
C. 
All applications shall be filed with the Administrative Director, Salisbury, Maryland, together with:
(1) 
A license fee of $25.
(2) 
To the original application for a trailer camp license, there shall be attached a plat, sketch or drawing of the premises showing the outlines of the property, the streets, avenues and roads, the improvements, if any, and each lot or parcel of land to be occupied by one individual automobile trailer. The lots or parcels designated for use by automobile trailers shall be numbered. The plat, sketch or drawing required hereby need not be to scale, but should accurately show the number of lots or parcels set aside for rental use. This requirement is not necessary when applicants file for renewal licenses. If any changes in the use of the property are made during the license year, an amended plat, sketch or drawing shall be filed with the Director of Administration of the county.
D. 
Renewals. Renewal applications shall be made in the same manner as hereinabove set forth, with the exception of the necessity of filing a plat, sketch or drawing of the premises, unless there have been changes during the previous year, in which case an amended plat, sketch or drawing shall be filed with the renewal application.
A. 
Trailer camp licenses shall be issued annually by the Director of Administration for the period of one year from July 1 to June 30 in each and every year.
[Amended 2-15-1978 by Bill No. 1978-6; 10-17-2006 by Bill No. 2006-11]
B. 
No license fees will be prorated, either upon application or upon cancellation, whether voluntary or otherwise.
C. 
No license issued hereunder shall be transferable, either to another person for the same premises or to other premises by the applicant to whom issued.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 211-6, Taxes; collection provisions, as amended, was repealed 6-13-1991 by Bill No. 1991-11.
A. 
The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Sheriff of Wicomico County and/or the County License Inspector, who shall perform such duties as may be assigned to or required of them under this regulation and such other duties as may be assigned to them. In the performance of their duties, they shall have all authority, rights, privileges, powers, limitations and immunities reasonably necessary to enable them to carry out such duties and shall be considered to be law enforcement officers and peace officers of Wicomico County.
[Amended 2-15-1978 by Bill No. 1978-6; 10-17-2006 by Bill No. 2006-11]
B. 
The Sheriff and/or county's designated agent shall have the right to enter upon any premises for which a trailer camp license has been issued hereunder in order to inspect such permit and such premises.
[Amended 6-13-1991 by Bill No. 1991-11]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which establishes, maintains or operates any automobile trailer camp, park or court in Wicomico County without having first obtained a trailer camp license and/or any person, firm or corporation liable for the taxes imposed by this chapter who or which willfully fails to pay the taxes imposed by this chapter, willfully fails to file any report required by this chapter or willfully makes any false statement or misleading omission in any report filed as required by this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $100 or be imprisoned for not more than 30 days, or both; such fine or imprisonment to be in the discretion of the court.
[Added 10-15-1974 by Ord. No. 20A]
Eviction of a tenant from the premises by the applicant or his agent shall only be permitted under the following conditions:
A. 
Nonpayment of rent.
B. 
Violation of any city, county, state or federal law, rule or regulation.
C. 
Violation of any filed and posted rule or regulation of the park.