Town of Somerset, MD
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Somerset as indicated. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 105.
Building construction — See Ch. 112.
Cable communications — See Ch. 118.
Noise — See Ch. 140.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 195.
The Town is hereby exempt from all legislation heretofore or hereafter enacted by Montgomery County, Maryland, except for the chapters of the Montgomery County Code listed below. Any amendment by the County to such chapters shall become effective within the Town to the extent not disapproved by the Town Council by ordinance. Any repeal by the County of any provision(s) of any chapter listed below or listed in § 123-2 of this chapter shall be effective to repeal such provision(s) within the Town unless an ordinance shall have been adopted by the Town Council expressly enacting such repealed provision(s).
Chapter
Subject Matter
Notes
Chapter 3
Air Quality Control
Chapter 3A
Alarms
Chapter 5
Animal Control
As modified by Chapter 105 of the Town Code
Chapter 5A
Arts and Humanities
Chapter 7
Bicycles
Chapter 8
Buildings
As modified and supplemented by Chapter 112 of the Town Code
Chapter 8A
Cable Communications
As modified and supplemented by Chapter 118 of the Town Code
Chapter 11
Consumer Protection
Chapter 11A
Condominiums
Chapter 17
Electricity
Chapter 18
Elm Disease
Chapter 19
Erosion, Sediment Control and Stormwater Management
Chapter 21
Fire and Rescue Services
Chapter 22
Fire Safety Code
Chapter 22A
Forest Conservation
Chapter 23A
Group Homes
Chapter 26
Housing and Building Maintenance Standards
Chapter 27
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Chapter 29
Landlord-Tenant Relations
Chapter 30A
Montgomery County Municipal Revenue Program
Chapter 31
Motor Vehicles and Traffic
To the extent provided in § 195-9 of the Town Code
Chapter 31B
Noise Control
As modified and supplemented by Chapter 140 of the Town Code
Chapter 31C
New Home Warranty and Builder Licensing
Chapter 32, § 32-12A
Graffiti
Chapter 32, §§ 32-13 through 32-17, inclusive
Loitering
Chapter 32, § 32-19A
Harassment
Chapter 32, § 32-20
Stalking
Chapter 34
Plumbing and Gas Fitting
Chapter 36
Pond Safety
Chapter 37
Public Welfare
Chapter 40
Real Property
Chapter 41A
Rental Assistance
Chapter 44A
Secondhand Personal Property
Chapter 47
Vendors
Chapter 49, § 49-16
Covered loads
Chapter 49, §§ 49-25 to 49-44
Road Design and Construction Code
Chapter 57
Weapons
Chapter 59, Sec. 6.4.3.C.3
Walls or fences
As modified and supplemented by Chapter 112, Part 3, of the Town Code
Chapter 59, Division 6.7
Signs
[Ord. No. 6-81, eff. 11-23-1981; amended by Ord. No. 6-84, eff. 12-3-1984; Ord. No. 2-86, eff. 5-5-1986; Ord. No. 3-86, eff. 6-22-1986; Ord. No. 2-88, eff. 3-1-1988; Ord. No. 2-89, eff. 4-24-1989; Ord. No. 6-89, eff. 9-26-1989; Ord. No. 5-90, eff. 4-23-1990; Ord. No. 1-91, eff. 4-29-1991; Ord. No. 2-91, eff. 4-9-1991; Ord. No. 8-91, eff. 7-15-1991; Ord. No. 7-93, eff. 9-8-1993; Ord. No. 6-94, eff. 8-21-1994; Ord. No. 1-04, eff. 6-9-2004; Res. No. 5-19, 10-17-2019, eff. 11-12-2019 (formerly Ch. 10, § 10-101, of the 1989 Code)]
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 123-1, the following additional county legislation shall apply within the Town of Somerset:
A. 
Board of Health legislation: legislation enacted by the Montgomery County Council sitting as a Board of Health for Montgomery County. As of the effective date of this chapter, the following legislation enacted by the Montgomery County Council sitting as a Board of Health applies within the Town of Somerset:
Chapter
Subject Matter
Chapter 2, Division 7A
Department of Health and Human Services
Chapter 15
Eating and Drinking Establishments
Chapter 24
Health and Sanitation: Section 24-1 and Sections 24-4 to 24-8 of Article I; Sections 24-9, 24-10 and 24-11 of Article II; Article III, Health Planning; Article IV, Mental Health; Article V, Alcohol and Other Drug Advisory Council
Chapter 25
Hospitals, Sanitariums, Nursing and Care Homes
Chapter 27A
Individual Water Supply and Sewage Disposal Facilities
Chapter 39
Rat Control
Chapter 44, Article III
Private Schools and Recreational Camps
Chapter 46
Slaughterhouses
Chapter 51
Swimming Pools
Chapter 51A
Tanning Facilities
B. 
Tax and revenue legislation: any Montgomery County law or regulation involving county revenue or taxation enacted pursuant to the provisions of the Tax-Property Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended, or legislation adopting the county budget.
C. 
Laws enacted by General Assembly: any law enacted by the General Assembly which so provides.
[Ord. No. 6-81, eff. 11-23-1981; amended by Ord. No. 6-84, eff. 12-3-1984; Ord. No. 2-91, eff. 4-9-1991; Res. No. 5-19, 10-17-2019, eff. 11-12-2019 (formerly Ch. 10, § 10-102, of the 1989 Code)]
A. 
Nothing contained in this chapter shall limit or otherwise affect the Town's authority to request enforcement of Town legislation by Montgomery County and to enter into agreements providing for such enforcement.
B. 
Except for those laws that are hereby exempted, the county is hereby requested to enforce all other provisions of the Montgomery County Code.
[Ord. No. 6-81, eff. 11-23-1981; amended by Ord. No. 6-84, eff. 12-3-1984; Res. No. 5-19, 10-17-2019, eff. 11-12-2019 (formerly Ch. 10, § 10-103, of the 1989 Code)]