LICENSING REQUIREMENTS All rental properties, 1- and 2-family dwellings and multifamily dwellings (MFD), require a license to operate. In order to be licensed, owners of rental properties are required to: 1. Register the property: a. See steps above under “Registration Requirements” 2. Abate any open violation notices. Check for violations at http://dhcd.baltimorehousing.org/cels 3. Complete inspection requirements: a. Schedule an inspection with a City-registered, State Licensed Home Inspector. A list of inspectors can be found at http://dhcd.baltimorehousing.org/property_registration b. Pass that inspection c. Log into your property registration account, and upload the inspection checklist(s) filled out by the inspector d. Owners/landlords must have their inspections completed and results uploaded by December 31, 2018 in order to be in compliance with the law
Baltimore County Bill 26-18 amended the limitations on applicability of the Rental Housing License requirements. Property owners who are no longer exempted from the licensing requirements of Article 35, Title 6 of the County Code as a result of this Act shall obtain a Rental Housing License:
These properties must now be inspected and registered with Baltimore County by following the process outlined below.
If you own a building in Baltimore County that contains six dwelling units or fewer that you intend to rent, including Section 8 and BRHP-assisted properties, each rental unit must be registered or approved for exemption by Baltimore County before tenants move in.