Town Ordinances

Below is a list of major Town Ordinances passed by the Board of Town Commissioners. Please note this is not a full list of all Ordnances passed by the Board, for additional information contact the Town Clerk at Clerk@UpperMarlboroMd.gov or 301-627-6905 during regular office hours.
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Town Ordinances 20216 documents

  • ORD 2021-01 Business License
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    Ordinance amending Ordinance 2018-07 by continuing to provide for licensing of associations, banks, and financial institutions, business establishments, corporations, professions and other business entities doing business in the Town of Upper Marlboro; and repeal the annual municipal liquor license fee; and to change the term of licensure from annual to biannual renewals.
  • ORD 2021-02 Budget Amendment
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving budget amendments for the fiscal year 2021 budget
  • ORD 2021-03 Town Operating Budget for FY 2022
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving the budget for the fiscal year 2022 along with corresponding tax levies, and to set forth compensation for employees and officers, and to establish certain procedures for reviewing and amending same, as more particularly set forth herein.
  • ORD 2021-04 To Amend Personnel Ordinance
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    An Ordinance to amend Ordinance 2020-03 to re-establish and change certain aspects of a personnel system with certain guidelines, paygrades, salaries, standards, and procedures for the employees of the Town of Upper Marlboro
  • ORD 2021-05 Emergency Ordinance Pocket Park Purchase
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    An Emergency Ordinance of the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Upper Marlboro authorizing the purchase of parcel 89, tax account no. 03-0197624, approximately 1,851 square feet in area, located within the Town of Upper Marlboro and the execution of a land sales contract conveying said real property to the town; and generally relating to the acquisition of real property for a public purpose.
  • ORD 2021-06 Amending Ordinance 2018-02 Speed Monitoring Systems
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    An Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro Amending Ordinance 2018-02 adopted and amended herein for the purpose of establishing and authorizing the use of speed monitoring systems in the Town of Upper Marlboro by adopting provisions governing speed monitoring systems, in order to authorize the implementation of such systems in designated school zones and residential districts as places where such systems may be deployed to regulate traffic, by ratifying the penalty for a speed limit violation recorded by said systems, and the means for processing citations for speed limit violations recorded by a speed monitoring or red light system; by defining residential districts; by re-authorizing the town to use and enforce citations issued by a speed monitoring system or a red-light enforcement system and the penalties related thereto; mandating a certain period of time during which violations may be enforced using a speed enforcement system and red-light enforcement system; by requiring the town to comply with certain state law for use of these systems; by defining certain terms; by requiring certain reports to be filed; and generally relating to the regulation and control of vehicles and traffic and the use of technology to regulate traffic and improve public safety in the Town.

Town Ordinances 20207 documents

  • ORD 2020-07 Urban Forest
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    An Ordinance to establish urban forest regulations for the Town of Upper Marlboro
  • ORD 2020-06 Estimated Rates For Fiscal Year 2021 Tax Levy
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    An Ordinance to establish tax rates for the fiscal year 2021 tax levy
  • ORD 2020-05 Town Operating Budget For FY 2021
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving the budget for the fiscal year 2021 and to establish certain procedures for reviewing and amending same, as more particularly set forth herein. 
  • ORD 2020-04 Emergency Operations
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    An Emergency Ordinance providing for the authority and powers of the President and Board of Commissioners of the Town of Upper Marlboro for the issuance of proclamations and orders in response to civil emergencies and to enact certain criminal penalties for violating such orders and generally relating to civil emergencies.
  • ORD 2020-03 Personnel System Standards
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    An Ordinance to establish a personnel system with certain guidelines, paygrades, salaries, standards, and procedures for the employees of the Town of Upper Marlboro
  • ORD 2020-02 FY 2020 Budget Amendment
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving budget amendments for the fiscal year 2020 budget
  • ORD 2020-01 Amending ORD 04-01 To Add Food Truck Operations
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    An Ordinance to amend Ordinance 04-01 regarding transient or itinerant merchants and vendors, and assign a town food truck hub coordinator, to establish certain fees, and permit food truck vending, and designate certain locations or hubs used for clustered or multiple food truck vending sites by certain county-licensed mobile food service facilities or units conducting business within the corporate limits of the Town of Upper Marlboro

Town Ordinances 20199 documents

  • ORD 2019-09 Board Salaries
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    An Ordinance to set the salary for Members & President of the Board of Town Commissioners
  • ORD 2019-08 Elections Authorizing Ballot Questions
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    An Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro to authorize and provide a process for the posing of nonbinding and advisory ballot questions to be placed before the voters at a town election; and generally relating to town elections and election procedures
  • ORD 2019-07 Amending ORD 2016-02 Vehicle and Traffic (To Include Booting)
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    An ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro to amend Ordinance 2016-02 entitled "Vehicle & Traffic" to modify the defined parking meter zone for Judge's Drive; and authorize the police department to immobilize using a "boot" or other device or take into custody and impound any unattended vehicle, including those vehicles registered within the State of Maryland, for which three (3) or more outstanding parking or parking meter violation citations have been issued within a prior consecutive eighteen (18) month period; by providing for an informal hearing before the chief of police or his designee to determine whether probable cause exists to continue to immobilize, or tow and impound the vehicle; to require notice by mail to the owner; to require that all outstanding unpaid citations paid prior to vehicle release and generally relating to vehicles and traffic
  • ORD 2019-06 Emergency Ordinance To Authorize Police Training MAA
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    An Emergency Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro to authorize the Board of Commissioners to enter into a police training mutual aid agreement with the Prince George's County Police Department
  • ORD 2019-05 An Emergency Ordinance Relating To Budget Amendment
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    An Emergency Ordinance relating to adopting and approving budget amendments for the fiscal year 2019 budget
  • ORD 2019-04 Town Operating Budget For FY 2020
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    An Ordinance relating to town operating budget for FY 2020
  • ORD 2019-03 An Ordinance To Establish Tax Rates For The Fiscal Year 2020 Tax Levy
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    An Ordinance to establish tax rates for the fiscal year 2020 tax levy
  • ORD 2019-02 To Authorize The Creation Of Town Committees
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    An Ordinance to authorize and provide for the appointment and governance of all committees and other bodies not otherwise prescribed by the charter or other law to provide for certain practices, procedures and governance of such bodies; by prescribing and providing for the membership, creation and composition of certain bodies; by providing for certain appointment procedures, compensation and budgeting, terms of appointment and removal, conduct of meetings, appointee liability and indemnification, communications; and generally relating to the practices, procedures and requirements for appointed bodies of the Town of Upper Marlboro 
  • ORD 2019-01 Emergency Ordinance To Amend Ordinance 2017-04 To Add Small Cell Standards
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    An Emergency Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro amending Ordinance 2017-04 street construction and utility cuts to regulate small cell or related communications technology placed in the municipal right-of-way and generally relating to the regulation and control of town streets and sidewalks

Town Ordinances 201811 documents

  • ORD 2018-11 To Amend Vehicles & Traffic
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    An Emergency Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro amending Ordinance 2016-02 (vehicles and traffic) thereby designating a new parking meter zone along Governor Oden Bowie Drive and generally relating to the regulation of parking and traffic
  • ORD 2018-10 Special Events
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    An Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro regulating parades, special events, and other uses of public places
  • ORD 2018-09 Surplus Real Estate
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    An Ordinance of the board of commissioners of the Town of Upper Marlboro declaring parcel 51 of grid e2, map 101 located within the Town of Upper Marlboro to be surplus property and authorizing or ratifying the transfer of said property located at 14212 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 and the execution of a deed by the town conveying said lot to the abutting private lot owners; and generally relating to the disposal of surplus real property.
  • ORD 2018-08 Classify Real Property
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    An Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro creating, defining, and designating certain tax classifications for residential and commercial real property situated within the Town and subject to municipal taxation, and generally relating to municipal taxation
  • ORD 2018-07 Business License
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    An Ordinance providing for the licensing of associations, banks and financial institutions, business establishments, corporations, professions and other business entities doing business in the Town of Upper Marlboro; and to further provide for an annual municipal liquor license fee; and generally relating to business regulation and licensure
  • ORD 2018-06 Emergency To Approve Police Mutual Aid Agreement
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    AN Emergency Ordinance of the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Upper Marlboro to approve a memorandum of understanding between Prince George's County, Maryland and the Town of Upper Marlboro, Maryland for jurisdictional police services and generally relating to police cooperation and concurrent jurisdiction
  • ORD 2018-05 To Amend Vehicles & Traffic (2018-02)
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    An Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro amending Ordinance 2016-02 (vehicle and traffic) thereby designating a new parking meter zone along Judge's Drive and generally relating to the regulation of parking and traffic
  • ORD 2018-04 Retail Hours Of Operation
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    An Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro regulating the hours of retail or service establishments and providing the violation thereof
  • ORD 2018-03 Town Operating Budget For FY 2019
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving the budget for the fiscal year 2019 and to establish certain procedures for reviewing and amending the same, as more particularly set forth herein
  • ORD 2018-02 Automated Traffic Enforcement
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    An Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro for the purpose of establishing the "safety for students program" and a "red light enforcement program;" by adopting provisions governing speed monitoring systems, in order to authorize the implementation of such systems in designated school zones to detect speed limit violations using vehicle sensors that produce recorded images of passing vehicles, and to specify the conditions under which a speed monitoring system shall be used, by establishing the penalty for a speed limit violation recorded by said system, and the means for processing citations for speed limit violations recorded by a speed monitoring system; by defining school zones; by requiring the calibration and self-testing of systems, and the use and placement of systems in school zones; and by further requiring the board president to designate an employee or official to review speed monitoring system citations and address questions or concerns from the public, and designate a program administrator to oversee the contract with a speed monitoring system contractor; and by prohibiting certain future payments on a per-ticket basis to specified contractors;  and requiring act to provide for the payment of liquidated damages by the contractor if more than 5% of violations issued are erroneous as defined by law; by authorizing the town to use and enforce citations issued by a speed monitoring system or a red-light enforcement system and the penalties related thereto; mandating a certain period of time during which violations may be enforced using a speed enforcement system and red-light enforcement system; by requiring the town to comply with certain state law for use of these systems; by defining certain terms; by requiring certain reports to be filed; and generally relating to the regulation and control of vehicles and traffic and the use of technology to regulate traffic and improve public safety in the town
  • ORD 2018-01 Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Amendment
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving a budget amendment for the fiscal year 2018 budget

Town Ordinances 20175 documents

  • ORD 2017-05 WGL Utility Franchise
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    An Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro granting an extension of a non-exclusive utility franchise to Washington Gas Light Company
  • ORD 2017-04 Street Construction & Cuts
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    An Ordinance regarding street construction and utility cuts requiring that a permit be obtained and certain fees paid prior to a person, public or private utility or contractor cutting, digging or excavating within a roadway or otherwise altering, improving or performing work within a public right of way under the jurisdiction of the town, and by requiring that any work or restoration performed be subject to inspection by an agent of the town and that said work, restoration or improvements adhere to certain standards and specifications set forth in this ordinance, and by providing for certain fines and penalties for violating this ordinance, and generally relating to the regulation and control of streets and sidewalks.
  • ORD 2017-03 Commercial Property Standard
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    An Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro to be entitled "Commercial Property Standards Ordinance" authorizing the town to enforce certain standards pertaining to the upkeep and maintenance of commercial properties; thereby providing new sections of town law regarding the ordinance's purpose, authority, declaration of interest and applicability of county law; stating the powers, duties, & functions of certain town officials; adopting certain codes by reference; defining certain terms; providing for certain penalties and liens for violations; providing a process to pursue a right of appeal or waiver; providing for the promulgation of rules & regulations; providing a severability provision and establishing certain fines, or charges permitted to be modified by resolution; and generally relating to the enforcement of property standards and abating nuisances.
  • ORD 2017-02 Town Operating Budget For Fiscal Year 2018
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving the budget for the fiscal year 2018 and to establish certain procedures for reviewing and amending same, as more particularly set forth herein
  • ORD 2017-01 Building & Permitting
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    An Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro to be entitled "Building & Permitting ordinance" essentially authorizing the town to enforce the county's building codes as its own; thereby providing new sections of town law regarding the ordinance's purpose and authority; the role of the department of code enforcment; the powers, duties, and functions of certain town officials; designating the county building code as the town's building code; establishing certain roll-off container permits; providing for certain penalties and liens for violations; providing a process to pursue a right of appeal; providing for the promulgation of rules and regulations; providing a severability provision and establishing certain fines, or charges permitted to be modified by resolution; and generally relating to the enforcement of building codes.

Town Ordinances 20164 documents

  • ORD 2016-04 Public Ethics
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    An Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro to be entitled "Public Ethics ordinance" thereby adopting new provisions regarding the ordinance's purpose and scope; establishing ethical standards; forbidding conflicts of interest; preventing the improper use of position; prohibiting certain gifts and gratuities; limiting the disclosure of confidential information; providing for the handling of specific complaints; asserting a severability provision and establishing certain penalties and enforcement measures; and generally relating to public ethics
  • ORD 2016-03 Residential Exterior Property Standards
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    An Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro to be entitled "Residential Exterior Property Standards Ordinance" thereby replacing and repealing ordinance 88-1: litter and weeds by providing new sections regarding the ordinance's purpose and authority; applicability and scope; authorizing the office and duties of code enforcement officer; providing for certain definitions; establishing and describing certain property conditions or circumstances to be violations of the ordinance; providing for a system of notices of violation of standards and penalties for such violations and repeat violations; providing a penalty for failure to register with the state certain foreclosed properties; providing for the abatement of certain violations relating to real property by the town; establishing a timeframe for notices of standards and penalties for the violation thereof; describing the treatment of rental properties; providing a process to pursue a right to appeal; providing a severability provision and establishing certain fines, fees & promulgation of fine and fee schedules to be modified by resolution; and generally relating to residential property maintenance.
  • ORD 2016-02 Vehicle & Traffic (Consolidating 18 Existing Ordinances 1976-2014)
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    An ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro to be entitled "Vehicle & Traffic" thereby consolidating, revising, updating and codifying eighteen separate ordinances of the Town of Upper Marlboro enacted beginning in 1976 through 2014 by providing new sections regarding the ordinance's purpose and authority; the applicability of the ordinance; defining certain terms; providing for enforcement of the ordinance; enumerating certain parking restrictions; providing for regulations pertaining to parking meters; enumerating certain moving violations; describing certain snow emergency parking restrictions; providing for vehicle impound & towing under certain conditions; authorizing certain fines, fees and penalties; permitting certain fine, fee and penalty changes by resolution; providing a saving provision; and generally relating to vehicles and traffic.
  • ORD 2016-01 Town Operating Budget For Fiscal Year 2017
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    Town Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2017

Town Ordinances 20153 documents

  • ORD 2015-03 Town Operating Budget For Fiscal Year 2016
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    Town operating budget for fiscal year 2016
  • ORD 2015-02 Emergency Ordinance Right-Of-Entry To Public Streets
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    An Emergency Ordinance of the Town of Upper Marlboro to confer upon the Town, its designees and assigns, a right of entry upon private property adjacent to public streets for the purpose of construction and repair of streets, sidewalks, drainage systems, public utilities, street lights, and landscaping
  • ORD 2015-01 Budget Amendment For The Fiscal Year 2015 Town Operating Budget
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving a budget amendment for the fiscal year 2015 budget

Town Ordinance 20143 documents

  • ORD 2014-03 Changing Pratt Street To A One-Way
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    An Ordinance establishing and changing a portion of Pratt Street to serve as a one-way street traveling East Main Street to Judge's Drive
  • ORD 2014-02 Budgeting Amendment For the Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving a budget amendment for the fiscal year 2014 budget
  • ORD 2014-01 Town Operating Budget For Fiscal Year 2015
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving the budget for the fiscal year 2015 and to establish certain procedures for reviewing and amending same, as more particularly set forth herein

Town Ordinances 20132 documents

  • ORD 2013-02 To Set The Salary For Board Members And President
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    An Ordinance to set the salary for Members and President of the Board of Town Commissioners
  • ORD 2013-01 Town Operating Budget For Fiscal Year 2014
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving the budget for the fiscal year 2014 and to establish

Town Ordinances 20122 documents

  • ORD 2012-02 To Establish A Town Historical Committee
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    An Ordinance to establish a Historical Committee for the Town of Upper Marlboro
  • ORD 2012-01 Town Operating Budget for the Fiscal Year 2013
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving the budget for the fiscal year 2013 and to establish certain procedures for reviewing and amending same, as more particularly set forth herein

Town Ordinances 20112 documents

  • ORD 2011-02 Related To Use Of Competitive Bidding, Purchasing & Contracting
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    An Ordinance related to the use of competitive bidding, purchasing and contracting for all Town procurements
  • ORD 2011-01 Town Operating Budget For Fiscal Year 2012
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving the budget for fiscal year 2012 and to establish certain procedures for reviewing and amending same, as more particularly set forth herein. 

Town Ordinances 20101 document

  • ORD 2010-01 Town Operating Budget For Fiscal Year 2011
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving the budget for the fiscal year 2011 and to establish certain procedures for reviewing and amending same, as more particularly set forth herein.

Town Ordinance 20229 documents

  • Ordinance 2022-01 Budget Amendments
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving budget amendments for the fiscal year 2022 budget
  • Ordinance 2022-02 Change To Personnel System
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    An Ordinance to amend Ordinance 2021-04 to re-establish and change certain aspects of a personnel system with certain guidelines, paygrades, salaries, standards, and procedures for the employees of the Town of Upper Marlboro
  • Ordinance 2022-03 Adopting FY 2023 Budget
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving the budget for the fiscal year 2023 along with the corresponding tax levies, and to set forth compensation for employees and officers, and to establish certain procedures for reviewing and amending same, as more particularly set forth herein
  • Ordinance 2022-04 Adopting & Approving Budget Amendments FY 2022
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving budget amendments for the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget
  • Ordinance 2022-06 Rules & Regulations Regarding Town Purchases
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    An Ordinance governing and providing rules and regulations regarding Town purchases and contracts consistent with section 82-56 of the Town Charter, as amended
  • Ordinance 2022-05 Vacant Property
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    An Ordinance requiring the registration of certain vacant buildings and lots; requiring certain owners to register local agent; allowing for certain exceptions, waivers, and appeals to be granted; providing for certain enforcement actions, liens and penalties; and generally relating to the taxation, licensing and registration of real property and adopting a vacant property and tax classification ordinance; defining vacant developed real property for tax classification purposes; authorizing the revision of established fees by resolution; allowing for certain exceptions, waivers, and appeals to be granted; creating and defining and designating certain tax classifications for residential, commercial, vacant developed and agricultural use real property situated within the Town and subject to municipal taxation; providing for certain enforcement actions, liens and penalties; and generally relating to the taxation, licensing and registration of real property
  • Ordinance 2022-07 Historical Committee
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  • Ordinance 2022-08 Town Committees
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  • Ordinance 2022-09 Comcast Franchise Agreement
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Town Ordinances 20238 documents

  • Ordinance 2023-01 Budget Amendments
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving budget amendments for the fiscal year 2023 budget.
  • Ordinance 2023-02 Elections
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    An Ordinance to regulate and provide for the conduct of voter registration, maintenance of records, conduct of elections, certification of election results, and penalties related thereto; and generally relating to Town elections. 
  • Ordinance 2023-03 FY'24 Budget & Tax Levies
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving the budget the Fiscal Year 2024 along with the corresponding tax levies, and to set forth compensation for employees and officers, and to establish certain procedures for reviewing and amending same, as more particularly set forth herein.
  • Ordinance 2023-04 Personnel
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    An Ordinance to amend Ordinance 2022-02 to re-establish and change certain aspects of a personnel system with certain guidelines, paygrades, salaries, standards, and procedures for the employees of the Town of Upper Marlboro
  • Emergency Ordinance 2023-09 Purchase of 5510 Old Crain Highway
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    An Emergency Ordinance of the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Upper Malrboro authorizing the purchase of 5510 Old Crain Highway also known as Parcel 197, Tax Account No. 03-0235184, approximately 26.03 acres in area, located near the Town of Upper Marlboro and the execution of a contingency land sales contract conveying said real property to the Town; and generally relating to the acquisition of real property for a public purpose. 
  • Emergency Ordinance 2023-08 Budget Amendments
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    An Ordinance relating to adopting and approving Budget Amendments for the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget
  • Ordinance 2023-06 Seal & Logo
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    An Ordinance of the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Upper Marlboro authorizing and approving a new Chapter 3 (Seal & Logo) of the Town Code of Ordinances establishing, defining and describing the Town Seal and Logos; designating the custodian of the Town Seal and Logos; authorizing, and prohibiting certain uses of the Town Seal and Logos; authorizing, and prohibiting certain uses of the Town shall be a misdemeanor and punishinable by a fine not to exeed $500.00 or imprisonment not to exeed 90 days, or both; and generally relating to the approval and authorized use of the Town Seal and Logos.
  • Ordinance 2022-07 Adopting Codification
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    An Ordinance of the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Upper Marlboro an ordinance adopting a codification and revision of the ordinances of the Town of Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, State of Maryland; providing for the maintenance of said code; repealing and saving form repeal certain ordinances not included therein and other provisions of general and specific subject matter found therein and other provisions of general and specific subject matter found therein; and making certain changes in previously adopted ordinances.