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Neighborhood & Commercial Compliance Inspector

Antoine Williams

Neighborhood & Commercial Compliance Inspector

Inspector Williams is a Seat Pleasant native dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of the city by providing effective enforcement of City adopted ordinances and zoning ordinances. Inspector Williams has the authority to issue citations for violations of the Zoning Ordinance and the City Code of Ordinances. Inspector Williams strives to achieve compliance with codes by:

  • Responding quickly to citizen’s complaints and concerns.
  • Following up on confirmed violations to ensure compliance.
  • Coordinating services with other departments at the city, county and state levels.
  • Issuing court summonses when necessary for non-compliance.
  • Educating citizens through meetings, personal contact, and media outlets.

Citizens can assist in maintaining the wonderful quality of life in Seat Pleasant by obeying codes and reporting possible violations, such as those listed below:

  • Junk vehicles
  • Overgrown yards or lots
  • Illegal dumping
  • Graffiti
  • Illegal signs, such as temporary signs, in the right of way (“For Sale”, “For Rent”, “We Buy Houses” etc.…)
  • Immediate safety concerns;
  • abandoned refrigerators, unsecured pools, etc.

To report possible code violations of the City Code, please contact at 240-585-2569 or by email codeenforcement@seatpleasantmd.gov

Overview

 

The Neighborhood & Commercial Compliance Inspector conducts inspections of residential and commercial properties based on observation or complaints. City ordinances, the County Housing Code, and Zoning Ordinances are enforced.

Common Violations

SanitatioN:

IMPC: 302.1 – Sanitation– All exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. The occupant shall keep that part of the exterior property, which such occupant occupies or controls in a clean and sanitary condition. Violation fee- $400.00

WeedS:

IMPC: 302.4 – Weeds– All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 8″ inches and weeds off fences. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens. Violation fee- $400.00

Motor Vehicles:

IMPC: 302.8 – Motor Vehicles– Except as provided for in other regulation, no inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major dissasembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled. Vehicles must be parked on asphalt, concrete, gravel, brick stone or any non-porous material; vehicles shall not be parked on the grass. All vehicles within the city of Seat Pleasant need to be properly licensed. Violation fee- $400

*If you reside in the state of Maryland you must register your vehicle within 60 days of moving into the state of Maryland.

Nuisance Property Process

If three or more nuisance activities occur within a sixty day period on a property, the Chief of Police, or his designee, shall notify the property owner at the address shown on the records of the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation and the person in charge of the property in writing that the property is in danger of being declared a chronic nuisance property.

step one:

  • The notice shall be either personally served, or delivered by first class mail to the owner and person in charge of the property.

 

step Two:

  • If the owner or person in charge fails to respond to the notice within the time prescribed, the Chief of Police, or his designee shall post such notice at the property and issue the owner and person in charge a municipal infraction citation, to be served as required by article 23A, §3, of the Maryland Annotated Code.

 

step Three:

  • If the owner or person in charge responds as required by the notice and agrees to provide for the discontinuance of the nuisance activity, the Chief of Police, or his designee, and the person in charge and/or property owner, may work out an agreed upon course of action which would result in the discontinuance of the nuisance activity. If an agreed course of action does not result in the discontinuance of the nuisance activity or if no agreement is reached, the Chief of Police or his designee may issue the owner and person in charge a municipal infraction citation and the matter shall be forwarded to the City Administrator for possible additional enforcement action, including referral of the matter to the City Attorney to initiate a civil action for injunctive and other relief.

 

Business License

The City of Seat Pleasant requires all businesses within the City limits to maintain a valid business license in accordance with Chapter 107 of the City code. Business licenses may be obtained by contacting the Code Enforcement Department at (301) 499-8700. Businesses may also register and submit payment online, your license will be mailed to the address listed in the application.

Paper applications are available below and can be dropped off or mailed to Seat Pleasant Code Enforcement, 6011 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant, Maryland 20743.

 
Submit all applications to Code Enforcement Officer, antoine.williams@seatpleasantmd.gov.

Business License Applications

Single Family Rental permits:

The City of Seat Pleasant requires rental permits for all single family homes renting out the property to tenants. The bi-annual fee is $75.00 per residence. Single Family Rental permits can be obtained from the Office of Code Enforcement located at 6011 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant, Maryland or by calling (301) 499-8700, Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. Applications and payment may also be submitted online by following the links below. 

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