This is just a reminder that ALL building projects require either a building permit or a zoning certificate in order to avoid penalties. Also, NO buildings are to be located on drainage and utility easements. Please call BEFORE beginning any project. In addition: We would like to remind everyone that construction of DECKS, POOLS (above-ground and in-ground), SHEDS larger than 150 square feet* and OTHER BUILDING PROJECTS require a building permit issued by Carroll County. The permit process consists of three steps:
Please Note: SHEDS OR STORAGE BUILDINGS LESS THAN 150 SQUARE FEET do not need a County permit. However, a Zoning Certificate from the Town of Manchester is required. Please bring a plot plan of your proposed project to the Town Office for approval. There is no charge for this certificate.
Although fences do not require a building permit, they do require a zoning certificate from the Town of Manchester. There are also several items to consider when erecting a fence.
All Town streets are SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES. When the state places into effect the Snow Emergency Plan, PARKING is PROHIBITED on all streets including Route 30. All sidewalks are required to be cleared of snow and ice within 10 hours after the snow has ceased falling. If snow falls overnight, then you have until 6:00 PM the following day.
All Town streets are NO PARKING unless otherwise indicated in the Town of Manchester Code Book.
Residents are reminded that grass and weeds are NOT TO EXCEED 12″ IN HEIGHT. Failure to keep yards mowed or trimmed to this height may result in a violation of Section #147-8 of the Manchester Town Code. Please be aware that the height restriction includes WEEDS, GRASS, and ALL PLANTS other than trees, flowers, ornamental shrubs and bushes and fruit and vegetable plants. Penalties for violating this ordinance are $50.00 for a first offense and $100.00 for each repeat offense.
According to Section #233-1 of the Manchester Town Code, it is unlawful to keep any motor vehicle with no registration plates or expired plates on any property within the Town of Manchester unless that vehicle is enclosed in a garage or other building. Anyone violating the provisions of Section #233-1 may be found guilty of a municipal infraction and may be fined $50 for the initial offense and $100 for each subsequent offense.
To take advantage of the bulk trash pickup service you must call Hughes Trash Removal between the first of the month and the day before pickup. 410-374-6467.See calendar of events for brush pick up dates.
It is a violation of the Town of Manchester Code for any property owner to offer any unit for rent or allow any rental unit to be occupied with a valid Rental Housing License. Failure to comply with the Rental Housing Licensing requirements of the Town Code constitutes a municipal infraction, subject to fines and penalties set forth in the Town of Manchester Code. Rental Housing Application
Open burning is prohibited within the Town of Manchester.
See calendar of events for yard waste and tree limb collection dates. Please place yard wastes in clear or unfastened plastic bags. Tree limbs should be no more than 4″ in diameter and should all face the same direction. All yard waste and limbs should be placed at your regular point of pickup.
No owner of a dog, whether licensed or unlicensed, shall permit such dog to run at large off the premises of the owner except when it is under the control of the owner or the authorized agent of the owner by leash, cord, or chain. Should you observe stray animals, please report to the County Animal Control Office @ 410-848-4810. Note: Carroll County dog licenses are now being sold at the Manchester Town Office.