The following list of Maryland Counties shows which have requirements. Use this to assist with your eviction filing based on the location of your property. If it’s required and you file without evidence of registration or license, your case will be dismissed. You'll want to verify and research yourself to be certain of your obligations as a landlord.
|Maryland County||Registration and License Requirement?||Contact Information|
|Allegany||Yes, a license is required in the city of Cumberland||301-777-5951|
|Anne Arundel||Yes, License (multiple dwelling or rooming house)||410-222-7000|
|Baltimore City||Yes, Registration for all non-owner occupied or uninhabited properties.
Yes, License required effective Jan. 1st, 2019 for occupied rental properties for one and two unit properties (always required for three units or greater.
|Baltimore [County]||Yes, License||410-887-8099|
|Carroll||Yes, License required in Westminster||410-386-2030|
|Dorchester||No, an update as of August 21st, 2018 registration isn't required; However, some towns may still require licensing.||410-228-1700|
|Garrett||Yes, License (only for Short Term Vacation Rentals)||301-334-1920|
Yes, License required for rented dwellings. Helpful Links below for Howard County Rental Licensing:
|Montgomery||Yes, licensing is required.||240-777-3666|
|Prince George’s||Yes, licensing is required.||301-883-6100|
|Talbot||Yes, licenses are required for short term rentals.||410-770-6821|
|Washington||Yes, licences are required in Hagerstown.||240-313-2210
|Business License or local jurisdictional permitting requirement: No state-wide statute, but local cities and counties may have regulations and requirements. Check with your local governing authority or contact our office for assistance.|