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 1-4-1989 (Ch. 11 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 110.
Junked vehicles — See Ch. 114.
Terms used in this chapter are defined as follows:
ABANDONED VEHICLE
Any motor vehicle that has remained on private property for more than forty-eight (48) hours without the permission or consent of the owner, agent or person in control of the property.
AUTOMOBILE GARAGE, PRIVATE
Any accessory building or portion of a main building designed, arranged or used for housing private motor vehicles, only one (1) of which may be a commercial vehicle. Not over fifty percent (50%) of such garage shall be used for vehicles not owned by occupants of the premises.
CAMPING TRAILER
Any vehicle, originally sold to the consumer by a manufacturer or dealer for recreational purposes, which is self-propelled or capable of being towed by another vehicle and which provides facilities for temporary camping or sleeping, or both, including a unit designed to be carried by an open pickup truck. The term "camping trailer" includes "travel trailer," "camper," "recreational vehicle," "motor home" and "truck camper."
TAXICAB
Any motor vehicle designed or used, in whole or part, full-time or part-time, for carrying passengers for compensation or in the furtherance of any commercial enterprise.
TRUCK, DUMP SERVICE OR DUMP TRUCK
Any commercial motor vehicle designed for the transportation of property or material where the cargo being carried by said vehicle is capable of being discharged by self-unloading means, either by gravity or mechanically.
VEHICLE, COMMERCIAL
A motor vehicle, except camping trailers or passenger vehicles, as defined in this section, designed or used for carrying freight, merchandise, passengers or property for compensation or in the furtherance of a commercial enterprise or for advertising a commercial enterprise with lettering exceeding four (4) inches in height and advertising a commercial enterprise.
[Amended 4-4-2007 by Ord. No. 07-09]
VEHICLE, PASSENGER
A motor vehicle licensed by the State of Maryland as a Class A or Class D motor vehicle, a panel van under three-hundred-cubic-foot load space capacity or a pickup truck with a capacity of three-fourths (3/4) of a ton or less which has no lettering on the vehicle exceeding four (4) inches in height and advertising a commercial enterprise.
[Amended 4-4-2007 by Ord. No. 07-09]
The following are amendments to the Zoning Ordinance of Prince George's County (NOTE: * indicates existing provisions of Prince George's County Zoning Ordinance.):
A. 
Uses permitted in R-18 Zone (Multifamily Medium Density Residential), as defined in the Zoning Ordinance of Prince George's County, Maryland, being also Subtitle 27, Zoning, Prince George's County Code (1979 Edition, 1982 Supplement, as amended through June 1, 1984).
(a) Purpose
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(b) Uses
(1) The uses allowed in the R-18 Zone are as provided for in the Use Table [Division 3, Part 5 (Residential Zones)], Subtitle 27, Zoning, Prince George's County Code, 1979 Edition, 1982 Supplement, as amended through June 1, 1984.
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(8) TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNICATIONS, UTILITIES
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Parking or storing of the following vehicles, boats and trailers owned or used by the occupants of the premises and their bona fide guests:
(A) Private passenger motor vehicles;
(B) Unoccupied camping trailers;
(C) Boats and trailers designed to carry a boat;
(D) Commercial vehicles not to exceed a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight specification of seven thousand five hundred (7,500) pounds, containing no advertising other than a firm name or similar designation not more than four (4) inches in height, but excluding vehicles exceeding three hundred (300) cubic feet of load space, stake platform trucks, dump trucks, crane or tow trucks;
[Amended 4-4-2007 by Ord. No. 07-09]
(E) Dismantled, partially dismantled, inoperative or unregistered vehicle or a vehicle not displaying current valid registration plate, except an abandoned vehicle, shall be stored within a wholly enclosed vehicle garage. A carport, vehicle cover or fencing does not constitute the required covering or enclosure.
Vehicles in operating condition and lawfully operable on public streets may be stored in private property only if said vehicle are parked on a paved area clearly intended for the parking of vehicles. A paved area is a surface which is completely covered by asphalt, bricks, blocks or concrete.
B. 
Uses permitted in R-55 Zone (One-Family Detached Residential), as defined in the Zoning Ordinance of Prince George's County, Maryland, being also Subtitle 27, Zoning, Prince George's County Code (1979 Edition, 1982 Supplement, as amended through June 1, 1984).
(a) Purpose
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(b) Uses
(1) The uses allowed in the R-55 Zone are as provided for in the Use Table [Division 3, Part 5 (Residential Zones)], Subtitle 27, Zoning, Prince George's County Code, 1979 Edition, 1982 Supplement, as amended through June 1, 1984.
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(8) TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNICATIONS, UTILITIES
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Parking or storing of the following vehicles, boats and trailers owned or used by the occupants of the premises and their bona fide guests:
(A) Private passenger motor vehicles;
(B) One (1) unoccupied camping trailer;
(C) One (1) boat and one (1) trailer designed to carry a boat;
(D) Not more than (1) commercial vehicle:
(i) Not to exceed a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight specification of seventeen thousand (17,000) pounds, which may include unlimited advertising on the vehicle, provided that such vehicle is parked or stored within a wholly enclosed private automobile garage; or
(ii) If said vehicle is not parked in a wholly enclosed private automobile garage, not to exceed a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight specification of seven thousand five hundred (7,500) pounds, which may contain no advertising other than a firm name or similar designation not more than four (4) inches in height, but excluding vehicles exceeding three hundred (300) cubic feet of load space, stake platform trucks, dump trucks, crane or tow trucks.
[Amended 4-4-2007 by Ord. No. 07-09]
(E) Dismantled, partially dismantled, inoperative or unregistered vehicle or a vehicle not displaying current valid registration plates, except an abandoned vehicle, shall be stored within a wholly enclosed vehicle garage. A carport, vehicle cover or fencing does not constitute the required covering or enclosure.
Vehicles which are self-propelled and in operating condition and lawfully operable on public streets may be stored on private property only if said vehicle(s) are parked on a driveway or other paved area clearly intended for the parking of vehicles. A paved area is a surface which is completely covered by asphalt, bricks, blocks or concrete.
Whenever dismantled or partially dismantled vehicles or vehicles not in operating condition are stored by a duly licensed dealer within the city, said vehicles shall be stored within an enclosure or otherwise screened from public view and from the view of neighboring property owners. Any such enclosure or screening shall be at least as high as the vehicles enclosed and shall be kept neatly painted and in good repair at all times. The enclosure shall not be used for advertisement or other bill posting purposes. Vehicles in operating condition but which do not possess current tags may be stored by a duly licensed dealer within the city only if said vehicles are parked on a driveway or on some other paved surface area other than a street clearly intended for the parking of vehicles. All other vehicles shall be parked only on the paved portion of the roadway or on the driveway or some other paved surface clearly intended for the parking of vehicles.
[Amended 4-2-1997 by Ord. No. 97-01]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm or corporation to violate any of these 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 offense.