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§20–501.

    (a)    (1)    In this section the following words have the meanings indicated.

        (2)    “Camping shelter” means a tent or other collapsible structure that provides temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use.

        (3)    “Mobile home park” means a mobile home court or park or a trailer park.

        (4)    “Recreational vehicle” means a trailer or other vehicle that provides temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, or travel use.

    (b)    (1)    By resolution or ordinance, a county or municipality may impose a tax on the amount paid for:

            (i)    the rental, leasing, or use of any space, facility, or accommodation in a mobile home park; or

            (ii)    services provided by a mobile home park.

        (2)    The tax authorized under this subsection does not apply to a recreational vehicle or camping shelter if:

            (i)    the recreational vehicle or camping shelter is intended and used only for temporary occupancy of 30 days or less; or

            (ii)    the county or municipality imposes the tax authorized under subsection (c) of this section.

    (c)    (1)    Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, by resolution or ordinance, a county or municipality may impose a tax on the amount paid for:

            (i)    the rental, leasing, or use of any space, facility, or accommodation in a mobile home park for a recreational vehicle or camping shelter, regardless of the period of occupancy; or

            (ii)    services provided by a mobile home park in connection with the rental, leasing, or use of any space, facility, or accommodation for a recreational vehicle or camping shelter.

        (2)    Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, the rate of the tax authorized under this subsection may not exceed 3% of the amount subject to the tax.

        (3)    In Washington County:

            (i)    the rate of the tax authorized under this subsection is 6%;

            (ii)    the tax authorized under this subsection applies only to a recreational vehicle or camping shelter intended and used only for temporary occupancy of 30 days or less; and

            (iii)    the revenue from the tax authorized under this subsection shall be distributed in the same manner as the hotel rental tax under § 20–421 of this title.

    (d)    A county or municipality may require the operator or owner of a mobile home park to collect a tax authorized under this section and remit the tax collected to the county or municipality or to the agency that the county or municipality designates.

    (e)    A county or municipality may provide for:

        (1)    the maintenance of public records relating to a tax authorized under this section and its collection; and

        (2)    the inspection or publication of the records.

    (f)    A county or municipality may provide for penalties for failure to comply with the requirements relating to a tax authorized under this section.

    (g)    This section does not affect any requirement concerning permits to locate a trailer, house trailer, trailer coach, or mobile home.