Baltimore City Rental Registration


On August 1, 2018, a new law takes 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. In order to receive a license from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) the property must meet two requirements:
 1) must be registered with DHCD using the online portal.
 2) must be inspected by a State Licensed, Baltimore City registered Home Inspector.

I offer this service on a per unit basis at competitive prices.


  There has been a change to the requirements for carbon monoxide detectors in rental dwelling units. After April 1, 2018 units must have carbon monoxide alarms installed within the dwelling on every level, including the basement.

Smoke Detectors: There is one smoke alarm on every level of the home and inside each sleeping area. 

    I urge all clients to read and understand the Inspection Requirements prior to the inspection to prevent the need and expense of a re-inspection. Additional explanations are here. To facilitate this type of inspection, all inspected items should be easily accessible at the time of the inspection.  

The inspection includes the following items:

  • Smoke Detectors on all levels and in required locations
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors on all levels
  • Electrical System
  • Plumbing System
  • Proper Operation and Ventilation of Furnace, Water Heater
  • Proper Emergency Egress from Basement Sleeping Area
  • Proper Railings on Interior & Exterior Steps
  • Readily Observable Health & Safety Hazards
For everything you need to know, here is the link to the Property Registration Page

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