Rental Housing Registration
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.
Step 1: Know the Registration Fees
|Owner-occupied, one or two tenants: $40
|Owner-occupied, three or more tenants: $50
|Not owner-occupied: $50 per unit|
Step 2: Have Your Property Inspected
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.
Step 3: Gather Required Documentation
You must provide the following with your application:
Step 4: Read the Non-Discrimination Regulations
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:
You will be required to attest that you have reviewed and understand the
regulations before completing your application.
Step 5: Decide How You Want to Apply
Apply or Renew Online
be sure to check that your rental property complies with all the Baltimore
County Zoning Regulations. To locate your Zoning Designation, please visit My
To apply for or renew your license online, you'll need:
|A valid email address|
|A Visa or Mastercard to pay applicable
|All documentation from Step 3 above|
beginning your application.