Code Violations

Uniform Civil Citations will be issued to each property owner, contractor and other identified responsible persons and/or business entities in accordance with applicable provisions of the Anne Arundel County Code. Additionally, orders for abatement of underlying violations will be issued and pursued as necessary through appropriate legal proceedings in concert with the Anne Arundel County Office of Law. All cited parties have the right of due process and/or appeals.


Violations of the Building Code 
Construction of pier or bulkhead without a permit$1,000 / $5,000 / $10,000
Other construction without a permit$500 / $1,000
Violation of Stop-work Order$1,000
All other violations of Building Code$125 / $500 / $1,000


Violations of Grading and Sediment Control in the Critical Area 
Critical Area - unpermitted disturbance > 5,000 sq. ft.$5,000 / $10,000
Critical Area - unpermitted disturbance < 5,000 sq. ft.$1,000 / $5,000 / $10,000


Other violations of Grading, Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Titles 
Other violations of Grading and Sediment Control Title$500 / $1,000
Other violations of the Stormwater Management Title$1,000 / $5,000 / $10,000

Report a Violation

Suspected code violations that are reported to the Department of Inspections and Permits will result in an investigation and potential fine for the offenders. 

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