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County Department: DHCA
Untagged, Abandoned, Dysfunctional, or Inoperable Vehicle on Private Property
Montgomery County Code requires all vehicles to be in operable condition and display valid tags on private property. Examples of vehicles in violation include flat tire, up on blocks, missing engine, no tags, and others. See Section 26-9(a)(8) of Chapter 26, Housing and Building and Maintenance Standards on the attached URL link for the Code reference. If vehicle is on the roadway please see topic: "Untagged, Abandoned, Dysfunctional, or Inoperable Vehicle on the Public Street or Roadway" which is handled by the Abandoned Autos Unit of the Montgomery County Police.

DHCA Housing Code Enforcement does not have jurisdiction inside the municipalities of Gaithersburg and Rockville. Complaints regarding rental properties within the City of Takoma Park are also handled by DHCA but complaints regarding commercial or owner occupied properties within the city limits are handled by the City of Takoma Park.

Online customers may submit a complaint by clicking on the "Create Service Request" button below and providing the requested information.

* The complainant's name and phone number are requested so that the inspector can call and provide an update of their findings or, if this is a rental property, to schedule an appointment.

* The exact street address of the alleged violation must be provided to file a complaint.

* Please provide a brief description of the problem, along with a specific location (if applicable).

Inspections are typically conducted within 5 business days (dependent on urgency, existing schedule, and caseload). Ultimate resolution can take many weeks and even longer for cases that must be referred to court.

To check on the status of an existing housing complaint or inspection, please click on the "Check Status of Complaint/Inspection" link below and follow the directions for further information.

Find more information from the following link(s):
  • Chapter 26 - Housing and Building Maintenance Standards
  • Check Status of Complaint/Inspection