Property Maintenance Code

Last updated: January 24, 2023

The Anne Arundel County Property Maintenance Code (Property Maintenance Code and Anne Arundel County Code, Article 15, Title 4 – PDFs) establishes minimum standards for existing residential structures and premises and is enforced by the Department of Health’s Housing Program. The Housing Program responds to complaints and issues notices of violations and citations based on the following conditions:

  • electrical problems
  • problems with exterior or interior housing maintenance
  • inadequate heating facilities
  • insect infestation
  • overcrowded housing conditions
  • plumbing problems
  • evidence of rats, mice or other rodents
  • failing septic systems/sewage overflows
  • stagnant water from abandoned swimming pools
  • presence of trash, garbage or refuse
  • vacant or abandoned dwellings open to casual entry
  • inadequate quality or quantity of water supplied

See Property Maintenance Code (PDF) and Anne Arundel County Code, Article 15, Title 4 (PDF)

Complaints can be filed online or by calling 410-222-7192. For multiple dwellings or apartments call 410-222-0056. The Department of Health inspects licensed multiple dwellings once every two years as part of the license renewal.

To apply for modification of the Property Maintenance Code, see application (PDF).

Housing Program
Bureau of Environmental Health
Anne Arundel County Department of Health
3 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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