Maryland Counties With Rental Registration/Licensing Requirements

We get a lot of questions from both landlords and tenants about rental licensing and/or registration. The jurisdictions below are where most of our registration and licensing questions originate from. This list is by no means complete — please do your research if you’re a landlord or tenant, and contact your local planning, zoning, or housing department for more information.

Allegany County (Cumberland)

Anne Arundel County and City of Annapolis

Baltimore City (You can also click here to download the applicable section of Baltimore City code.)

Baltimore County

Carroll County (Westminster)

Dorchester County (Cambridge)

Howard County

Montgomery County and City of Takoma Park

Prince George’s County and City of Laurel

Somerset County (Crisfeld)

Washington County (Hagerstown)

Wicomico County (Salisbury)