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.
In order to receive a rental license from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) the property must 1) be registered with DHCD using the online portal and 2) be inspected by a State Licensed, Baltimore City registered Home Inspector.
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Baltimore City Registration
City Fee: $30
Our Processing fee $30
Total due $60
Annual Inspection fee $150
Each Lead Samples is $20.
The Number of samples vary, depending on age & size of the property.
Fee $150 + $80 (we will assume 4/Samples are needed for purchase, owner will be charged or credited if more or less samples are needed.
City Compliance License
Fee is $175.
This is an onsite inspection fee is due regardless if you pass or fail.
If you Fail you will be given a list of items and given 1/week to fix at no charge.
Here is a list of items the inspector will be looking for