RECENT NOTICES

  • NEW - Landlord License Renewal Notice:  The state of emergency for Baltimore City was lifted as of July 1, 2021 The grace period for landlords to renew licenses expires 30 days after the state of emergency is listed. 
  • CFY 2021 Annual Action Plan Draft:
    The draft is now available for review. Learn more.
  • LEARN ABOUT programs for Rent Support or other services.

OTHER NOTICES:

  • The Baltimore City COVID-19 Renter Relief Act (Bill 20-0526) prohibits landlords from announcing rent increases during a declared state of emergency and within the 90-day period after the state of emergency is lifted.  It also prohibits fees for late payment or no payment of rent, as well as all rent increases that are scheduled to take place during the state of emergency.

NOTE:  The state of emergency has been lifted as of July 1, 2021.  September 30, 2021, will end the 90-day period after the state of emergency.


VIEW a snapshot of DHCD Operations during the COVID-19 emergency.  

Quick contact numbers for keys services:​​​​​

ePermits and Trades Licensing 443-984-1809
Plans Review 410-396-3460
Property Licensing and Registration 410-396-3575
Building Inspections 410-396-3470
Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing Inspections 410-361-9270

Recent News

Mayor Scott Kicks Off Renovations for Historic Arch Social Club

The City of Baltimore launched its Community Catalyst Grants program to focus resources in long-disinvested areas and spur growth, transformation, and additional investment.  The Arch Social Club is one of the recipients of these funds whose plans are now coming to fruition.

$2.7 Million Awarded in City Funds to Support Affordable Rental Housing Developments

The City of Baltimore announced the award of $2,750,000 in funding to support New Construction/Preservation of Existing Rental Housing.  The funding from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund supports five affordable housing projects in Baltimore City.

Mayor Scott, DHCD Announce Second Round of Community Catalyst Grants, Totaling $5.8 Million

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and DHCD announce the award of $5,826,582 in grant funds through the Community Catalyst Grants (CCG) Program. The goal of CCG, a competitive awards program, is to provide capital and operating funds for community-driven revitalization efforts.

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