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Maryland Code, Land Use § 23-301

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(a)(1) An owner or agent of an owner of land located in a subdivision may not transfer or sell land by reference to, exhibition of, or other use of a plat of a subdivision before the plat has been:

(i) approved by the county planning board;  and

(ii) recorded in the office of the clerk of the circuit court of the county in which the property is located.

(2) A person who violates this subsection is subject to a penalty of $100 for each lot or parcel transferred or sold in violation to be paid to the district council.

(b) The description of a lot or parcel by metes and bounds in the instrument of transfer or other document used in the process of transferring or selling does not exempt the transaction from the penalties or remedies provided in this section.

(c) The district council may:

(1) enjoin the transfer, sale, or agreement in any circuit court;  or

(2) recover the penalty by civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Cite this article: - Maryland Code, Land Use § 23-301 - last updated December 31, 2021 |

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