New code enforcement laws designed to help protect and maintain the residential character of neighborhoods are now in effect in Montgomery County. The new laws deal with home-based businesses, off-street parking and paving of front yards. Two other laws to protect residential areas went into effect in July 2009 and April 2010.
The new laws were proposed by County Executive Ike Leggett two years ago based on recommendations from a Code Enforcement Work Group that he appointed. Thegroup reviewed a number of police, housing and zoning code issues that were causing adverse impacts and public safety issues in residential neighborhoods.
A website to educate residents about these new zoning laws is available at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/goodneighbors.