Questions and Answers for Maryland Landlords and Tenants

Breaking Your Lease

We get a lot of questions from tenants about breaking their leases for various reasons. In Maryland, there are very few reasons why a tenant can break their lease without penalty, since a lease is a binding legal contract between both parties, and cannot be easily changed without the consent of the other party. Some Read more about Breaking Your Lease[…]

Questions and Answers for Maryland Landlords and Tenants

Maryland OPC Resource Guides for Assistance with Utility Bills

The Maryland Office of People’s Counsel (OPC) represents Maryland residential customers before the Public Service Commission and federal agencies, and provides assistance with utility issues, including affordable and reliable service. They also assist with complaints regarding utility service providers. For information on how to file a complaint, how to request assistance with your Maryland utility Read more about Maryland OPC Resource Guides for Assistance with Utility Bills[…]

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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 Read more about Maryland Counties With Rental Registration/Licensing Requirements[…]

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Maryland Water and Property Tax Payments Search by County

Note: Not all counties have online access to property tax and water bills. If a county is not listed below, the information is not available online. Allegany County: Property Taxes  Water Billing Anne Arundel County: Property Taxes  Water Billing Baltimore City: Property Taxes  Water Billing Baltimore County:  Property Taxes  Water Billing (Baltimore County residents pay Read more about Maryland Water and Property Tax Payments Search by County[…]

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Maryland Code Enforcement Agencies by County

Allegany County Office of Code Compliance Anne Arundel County Code Compliance Division Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development Baltimore County Code Enforcement Calvert County Code Enforcement Caroline County Planning and Codes Carroll County Current Building Codes Cecil County Permits and Inspections Division Charles County Codes, Ordinances, and Regulatory Documents Dorchester County Planning and Read more about Maryland Code Enforcement Agencies by County[…]