Charter, Municipal Code & Policies

As a self-governed municipality, the Town of Chevy Chase View is empowered to perform certain functions and enforce regulations within its boundaries which would otherwise be the responsibility of Montgomery County.  Chevy Chase View residents are subject to the Chevy Chase View Charter, Policies and Municipal Code.  These include Building Regulations which are specific to the Town of Chevy Chase View and which supersede Montgomery County Building Regulations.

Charter

The Chevy Chase View Charter defines the boundaries of the Town and provides information on the operation and governance of the Town.  Any questions on the Charter should be directed to the Town Manager.

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Laws and Regulations

The Municipal Code of Chevy Chase View addresses the laws and regulations for the residents of the Town.  Specific attention should be given to Chapter 13 if a resident is considering construction or renovation. An application must be made for a building permit and approval issued by the Town Council before construction may begin.  More information and application forms are available on the Town’s Building and Construction page.  Any questions on the Municipal Code should be directed to the Town Manager.

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Policies

Procedures for Timely Production and Inspection of Public Records under the Maryland Public Information Act:  Effective October 1, 2015, the Town Council adopted this policy that sets forth the procedures and fees involved with procuring Town documents.   The Town of Chevy Chase View maintains certain files and records that are classified as public records.  Generally, these public records may be made available to the public in accordance with the provisions of the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA).   All requests should be made using the Town’s Request for Information.  View Town Public Information Policy.

Town Right-of-Way:   Certain policies have been enacted with regard to the Town’s right-of-way.  The policies can be found below.  For more information on the Town right-of-way, review the Town’s Municipal Code using the link provided above, visit the right-of-way section of this website or contact the Town Manager.

Curb-Cuts, Driveways and Driveway Aprons– Pursuant to Section 13-610 of the Town Municipal Code, the approval of the Council is required for construction involving a residential driveway or driveway apron in the public right-of-way. In approving or denying a permit for construction involving a residential driveway or driveway apron in the public right-of-way, it is the policy of the Council to require compliance with Montgomery County standards, as amended, for residential driveways and driveway aprons. Please review Title 3 and Sec. 13-610 of the Town’s Municipal Code (the link for which is above) for specific information regarding Driveways and Driveway Aprons.

Sign Policy – It is the policy of Chevy Chase View to enhance vehicular and pedestrian safety by limiting visual distractions and physical obstructions and by maintaining clear sight lines for users of the public right-of-way, and to maintain the continued attractiveness of the Town through the reduction of litter and visual clutter, by providing the following standards for signs displayed within the Town. View Sign Policy

Tree Policy – It is the policy of Chevy Chase View to plant, maintain, protect and replace right-of-way trees. Chevy Chase View maintains it is in the Town’s best interest and to the benefit of residents to plant trees at all appropriate planting sites in the right-of-way. For more information on trees in Chevy Chase View, please visit the Town Right-of-Way page of this website. View Tree Policy.

Town Subdivision Policy