City of Aberdeen, MD
Harford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Commissioners of the Town of Aberdeen (now Mayor and Council of the City of Aberdeen) 11-13-1989 by Ord. No. 341 (Ch. 94 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 210.
Development Code — See Ch. 235.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 275.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 465.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 470.
Mobile home park tax — See Ch. 482, Art. III.
Fees — See Ch. A550.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LAW
Includes federal and state laws, regulations of administrative agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Harford County and City ordinances and regulations.[1]
A. 
A structure that is:
(1) 
Transportable in one or more sections;
(2) 
Eight or more body feet in width and 30 or more body feet in length;
(3) 
Built on a permanent chassis; and
(4) 
Designed to be used as a dwelling, with or without a permanent foundation, when connected to the required utilities.
B. 
Includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning and electrical systems contained in the structure.
PARK
Any property leased or held out for lease to two or more residents or prospective residents.
PARK OWNER
Any person who has an interest in the park and includes any person acting as the agent of a park owner as to the managerial or operation acts taken as the agent of the owner.
RESIDENT ASSOCIATION
An association of residents of a mobile home park formed for the purpose of accepting rent escrow payments.
RESIDENT or DESIGNEE
A mobile home owner who leases or rents a site for residential use and resides in a mobile home park.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
It shall be unlawful to operate a mobile home park without a validly issued and existing license.
B. 
From and after the first day of December 1989, all mobile home parks shall have an annual license issued by the City Manager at and for the annual fee as provided in Chapter A550, Fees, of this Code, payable to the issuer of the license.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
All taxes, water and sewer bills, fees and charges shall be paid prior to issuance of the license.
It shall be the duty of the park owner to obtain the license and to ensure compliance with all federal, state and City laws and regulations. The park owner shall:
A. 
Comply with all applicable building, housing, zoning and health codes.
B. 
Keep in good repair the leased site and all permanent fixtures that the park owner provides.
C. 
Keep in a good state of appearance, repair, safety and cleanliness the common areas and buildings.
D. 
Provide at all reasonable times for the benefit of residents access to common areas, including their buildings and improvements, which access may not infringe on the leased site of any resident.
E. 
Keep in good repair each utility service either directly or by way of maintenance agreement between the park owner and the City.
A. 
A portion of the space under each mobile home unit located within a mobile home park shall be improved by a pad or area of CR-6 crusher run stone/gravel.
B. 
The pad or area shall have a width of 10 feet and a length of 40 feet. The depth of the stone/gravel shall be a minimum of three inches.
C. 
After the stone/gravel is applied to the ground, it shall be compacted by rolling or tamping before placement of the mobile home unit.
D. 
At the time of the issuance by the City of a building permit for each individual mobile home unit, the requirements of this section for installation of CR-6 crusher run stone/gravel shall be specified as a condition and requirement of the permit.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
The City Manager may revoke the license upon 30 days' written notice to the park owner if the park is in violation of any federal, state, Harford County or City law or regulation.
B. 
The park owner shall have the right to request the Mayor and Council to review the revocation, provided that the request is received in writing prior to the date of revocation.
C. 
The filing of a request for review shall stay the revocation until a ruling by the Mayor and Council.
D. 
Upon proof of compliance, the City Manager shall reissue the license.
E. 
The ruling of the Mayor and Council shall be effective upon the date of license issuance.
Upon revocation of a license, the residents shall have the right to place the monthly ground rental and other monthly charges in an interest-bearing escrow account established by the resident association until the revocation has been rescinded and the license reissued.
Violation of this chapter shall be deemed a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days and a fine not to exceed $1,000. Each twenty-four-hour period in which a violation exists shall constitute a separate violation.