Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 09 - MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Subtitle 12 - DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY
Chapter 09.12.54 - Minimum Livability Code
09.12.54.01 - General
A. Title. This chapter shall be known as the Minimum Livability Code or "the Code".
B. Scope. The Code is created to protect the public health, safety, and welfare in residential structures and premises by:
(1) Establishing minimum property maintenance standards for basic equipment and facilities used for light, ventilation, heating, and sanitation for residential structures and premises, and for safe and sanitary maintenance of residential structures and premises;
(2) Establishing minimum requirements for residential structures and premises for means of egress, fire protection systems, and other equipment and devices necessary for safety from fire;
(3) Fixing the responsibilities of property owners, operators, and tenants of residential structures and premises; and
(4) Providing for administration, enforcement, and penalties.
C. Intent. The Code shall be construed liberally and justly to protect public health, safety, and welfare insofar as they are affected by the continued use and maintenance of residential structures and premises.(Regulation .01 recodified from 05.02.03.01 effective 46:6 Md. R. 345, eff. 3/25/2019)