If you own a building in Baltimore County that contains six dwelling units or fewer that you intend to rent, each rental unit must be registered or approved for exemption by Baltimore County before tenants move in.
There are a number of conditions that may qualify your property for exemption. Review the criteria listed on the Exemption Affidavit (PDF) and if any of these conditions apply, complete an application for exemption.
If your property is not qualified for exemption, follow the steps below to register it with Baltimore County.
|Owner-occupied, one or two tenants: $40 per unit|
|Owner-occupied, three or more tenants: $50 per unit|
|Not owner-occupied: $50 per unit|
Have an inspection performed by a state-licensed home inspector. The inspector must complete an Inspection Sheet (PDF) for each unit you intend to rent.
You must provide the following with your application:
|The Inspection Sheet (PDF) completed by a licensed home inspector in Step 2 above|
|A Carbon Monoxide Alarm Verification (PDF)|
|If the home was built before 1978, a lead inspection certificate|
You must comply with federal, State and County non-discrimination and accessibility regulations, as applicable. The regulations, exceptions and waiver conditions are described in the following pamphlets:
|Fair Housing Law (PDF)|
|Maryland Accessibility Act (PDF)|
You will be required to attest that you have reviewed and understand the regulations before completing your application.
Note: Please be sure to check that your rental property complies with all the Baltimore County Zoning Regulations. To locate your Zoning Designation, please visit My Neighborhood.
To apply for or renew your license online, you'll need:
|A valid email address|
|A Visa or Mastercard to pay applicable fees|
|All documentation from Step 3 above|