So many rentals, so little time….
Do I need to register my property and get a rental license with Baltimore City?
Baltimore City now requires ALL residential rental units to be registered, inspected, and licensed to ensure that they meet basic safety and maintenance requirements. Previously one- and two- family dwellings were not required to be inspected and licensed to operate as a rental. On August 1, 2018, a new law took effect requiring all Baltimore City rental properties, including one- and two-family and multi-family dwellings, to be licensed to operate as a rental by January 1, 2019. If your property is not a rental but is non-owner-occupied it still must be registered annually.
How do I get a rental license?
In order to receive a rental license from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) the property must meet two requirements: 1) be registered with DHCD using the online portal and 2) be inspected by a State Licensed, Baltimore City registered Home Inspector.
What will the rental inspector look for?
How much is a rental inspection?
$90/ single family
$50 for Re-Inspection due to failing inspection
$70/ unit if multifamily (If you have more than one unit in the single family then it is considered multifamily for pricing)