City of New Carrollton, MD
Prince George's County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of New Carrollton 6-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-06. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 110.
Unauthorized vehicles — See Ch. 114.
Storage of vehicles — See Ch. 118.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any vehicle for which a license and/or registration is required.
It shall be unlawful to perform any repair or maintenance (with the exception of emergency maintenance necessary to remove a motor vehicle from a public street) on any motor vehicle in, on or upon a public street or way in the city or on any private property in the city except as provided in § 115-3 herein.
Incidental repairs/maintenance of motor vehicles may be performed in the driveway/carport on private property so long as:
A. 
The motor vehicle is registered to the owner/legal occupant of the property and registered at the address of the property.
B. 
The incidental repairs/maintenance are being performed by owner/legal occupant of the property.
(1) 
Incidental motor vehicle maintenance/repairs shall include, but not be limited to, removal and replacement of oil, coolant, filters, tires, belts, hoses, head lamps, bulbs and ignition components, battery charging, chassis lubrication and other tasks requiring similar time and/or expenses.
(2) 
Incidental motor vehicle maintenance shall not include removal or replacement of any engine, transmission, differential or structural body part, body work, any paint work involving more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the body of the motor vehicle or any other repair which is not completed in forty-eight (48) hours or less. Such nonincidental maintenance/repairs may be performed upon a residential property only within a wholly enclosed garage in accordance with all the other provisions of this chapter.
(3) 
All repairs/maintenance shall only occur between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and must be completed within forty-eight (48) hours of commencement of such repair/maintenance.
(4) 
All tools, supplies, parts, miscellaneous equipment and the like must be removed from the driveway, carport or public view no later than 7:00 p.m. each day.
(5) 
All excess or used oil, coolant or other nonbiodegradable substance removed from or used to repair a motor vehicle, including the containers of such materials, shall be collected for disposal separately from household garbage/trash in an appropriate container and shall be disposed of only at a lawful disposal site.
The Code Enforcement Officer may require any person performing any repair/maintenance to provide his/her license, the registration of the vehicle or other appropriate documentation necessary to determine if the maintenance/repair being made is lawful. If such is determined to be unlawful and in violation hereof, the Code Enforcement Officer may issue a municipal infraction and order the maintenance/repair stopped.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm or corporation to violate any of the above sections, which are hereby declared by the City Council to be municipal infractions, subject to the provisions of § 1-21A of this Code. Each day a violation continues after initial notice shall constitute a separate or repeat offense.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as limiting the authority of the city to further regulate motor vehicle maintenance or repair.