Ocean City, MD – (March 26, 2018): The Property Review and Enforcement Strategies for Safe-housing (P.R.E.S.S.) Committee is holding their annual seminar next month to update property owners and landlords on local regulations and compliance expectations. The group, which is made up of town officials authorized to address community-wide quality of life issues, will discuss property issues and violations related to noise, sanitation, fire and life safety, overcrowding and building code violations.
The proactive Housing Compliance and Regulations Update will center on the expectations of code compliance from various departments, including the police, building, zoning, fire marshal and finance departments.
“We take very seriously the obligation to hold properties, and owners, to a high standard and ensure code compliance,” commented P.R.E.S.S. Committee chairman Bill Neville. “While we have the ability to use enforcement by issuing citations for various violations, we also have a professional commitment to educate citizens to guarantee they understand our expectations.”
The Housing Compliance and Regulations Update Seminar will be held on April 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Convention Center. Subject topics will include overcrowding, fire and life safety, noise, and other housing violations. “Our objective in the P.R.E.S.S. Committee is to improve living conditions for residents and renters throughout Ocean City,” Neville furthered. “The Housing Compliance and Regulations Update Seminar is a positive way to start the season by opening communication and strengthening partnerships. It’s a positive and proactive step in the right direction.”
Participants of the seminar will also have the opportunity to request a pre-season property inspection. The P.R.E.S.S. Committee encourages all community members to report properties that they feel may be in violation of a safety, building or health code. Citizens with complaints or concerns are asked to the Office of Planning and Community Development at 410.289.8855.