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Code Enforcement Improvement Work Group

The purpose of this informal Work Group is to engage in a stakeholder-driven discussion about Baltimore County’s Code Enforcement program intended to identify improvements to the program that will enable better service to the citizens of the County. Code Enforcement is charged with investigating code and zoning violations in Baltimore County. Trained inspectors follow and adhere to Baltimore County Code, International Residential Code and Life Safety Code.

Final Report

Read the final report (PDF) issued by the Work Group based on the feedback received via the community survey.

Areas of Focus

Among other areas, the Work Group is expected to focus on the following aspects of Code Enforcement:

  • Resources—Does Code Enforcement presently have adequate resources to deliver the level of service demanded by residents and the County Executive?
  • Timelines—Related to the resource discussion, are the current timeframes to close service requests reasonable and in line with the best interest of the community?
  • Administrative Hearing Process—Are hearings on code enforcement violations sufficiently accessible and transparent for the public?
  • Vacant Property—Are there best practices or policies for reducing the number of vacant properties in neighborhoods, ensuring stronger accountability for property owners, and eliminating blight that Baltimore County should embrace?

Members

  • Chair: Mike Mallinoff 
  • Co-Chair: Councilman Izzy Patoka

Community Members

  • District 1: Valerie Schwaab
  • District 2: Airuel Singletary
  • District 3: Eric Rockel
  • District 4: Vivian Paysour
  • District 5: Greg Bauer
  • District 6: Caitlin Klimm-Kellner
  • District 7: Cliff O’connell

Meetings

Date and Time

Location

February 19
6 to 7:30 p.m.

Historic Courthouse, Room 118
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

April 2
Noon to 1 p.m.

This is a virtual meeting via WebEx.

Members of the public who would like to join, can use the information below:

  • Video stream
  • Join by phone: 1-240-454-0887
    Access code: 732 237 119

April 9
Noon to 1 p.m.

This is a virtual meeting via WebEx.

Members of the public who would like to join, can use the information below:

  • Video stream
  • Join by phone: 1-240-454-0887 
    Access code: 732 237 119

Contact Information

For questions or more information about the Code Enforcement Improvement Work Group, email CEIW@baltimorecountymd.gov.

To file a Code Enforcement complaint or problem, please report your issue online.

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