Dorchester County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Dorchester County 10-1-1996 by Ord. No. 243.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
140a Table of Density Lot Yard and Height Requirements
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of former Ch. 140, Subdivision Regulations, adopted 8-30-1977 by Ord. No. 32, as amended.
Article I General Provisions

§ 140-1 Purpose.

§ 140-2 Legislative intent.

§ 140-3 Short title.

§ 140-4 Applicability of provisions; exemptions; greater restrictions to prevail.

Article II Definitions

§ 140-5 Word usage.

§ 140-6 Terms defined.

Article III General Regulations; Penalties

§ 140-7 Prerequisites for subdivision.

§ 140-8 Plat approval required prior to recording.

§ 140-9 Recording of final plat required prior to transferal or sale of land or issuance of building permit; utilities to be operational prior to occupation.

§ 140-10 Violations and penalties.

§ 140-10.1 Approvals within Critical Area.

Article IV Sketch Plan

§ 140-11 Purpose; applicability.

§ 140-12 Requirements.

§ 140-13 Approval procedures.

§ 140-14 Review by Director and Commission approval.

Article V Preliminary Plat

§ 140-15 Purpose; compliance with provisions required.

§ 140-16 Requirements.

§ 140-17 Approval procedures.

§ 140-18 Effect of approval; filing of copies.

Article VI Final Plat

§ 140-19 Purpose; Submission Required; Simultaneous Review.

§ 140-20 Requirements.

§ 140-21 Approval procedures.

§ 140-22 Recording requirements.

§ 140-23 Revised plats.

Article VII Design Standards

§ 140-24 Standards outlined considered minimum; restrictions to modifications.

§ 140-25 General requirements.

§ 140-26 Streets and roads.

§ 140-27 Individual water supply and sewage disposal systems.

§ 140-28 Community sanitary sewer and water systems.

§ 140-29 Floodplain areas.

§ 140-30 Storm drainage system.

§ 140-31 Sediment control.

Article VIII Improvements

§ 140-32 Purpose.

§ 140-33 General requirements.

§ 140-34 Improvements required in some or most subdivisions.

Article IX Assurance For Completion and Maintenance of Improvements

§ 140-35 Improvements and subdivision improvement agreements.

§ 140-36 Guaranty for construction of improvements.

§ 140-37 Phasing of improvements.

§ 140-38 Procedure for county approval and/or acceptance of improvements.

§ 140-39 Cost of improvements; special districts.

§ 140-40 Failure to complete improvement.

§ 140-41 Inspections.

§ 140-42 Maintenance and warranty of public improvements.

§ 140-43 Deferral of required improvements.

Article X Changes and Amendments

§ 140-44 Initiation.

§ 140-45 Notification; hearing.

Article XI Administration

§ 140-46 Extensions; waivers and modifications; appeals.

§ 140-47 Fees.

§ 140-48 Enforcement officer designated.

Article XII Critical Area Protection

§ 140-49 Purpose.

§ 140-50 Greater restrictions to prevail; other applicable provisions.

§ 140-51 Definitions.

§ 140-52 General provisions.

§ 140-53 Grandfathering.

§ 140-54 Intrafamily transfers.

§ 140-55 Growth allocation.

§ 140-55.1 Civil penalties in Critical Area; administrative abatement orders.

Article XIII Forest Conservation Protection

§ 140-56 Purpose.

§ 140-57 Greater restrictions to prevail; other applicable provisions.

§ 140-58 Definitions.

§ 140-59 Exemptions.

§ 140-60 General requirements.

§ 140-61 Forest stand delineation.

§ 140-62 Forest Conservation Plan.

§ 140-63 Afforestation and retention.

§ 140-64 Reforestation.

§ 140-65 Subdivision of land partially located within the critical area.

§ 140-66 Variances.

§ 140-67 Violations and penalties.

§ 140-68 Fees and charges.