Baltimore City Begins Registration Process for Short-Term Residential Rentals
Wednesday Nov 6th, 2019
Baltimore, MD – New requirements in Baltimore City mean new licenses for homeowners who rent property for the short-term.
Effective December 31, 2019, all short-term rental properties (properties that rent for 90 or fewer consecutive days) must be licensed. The new rules are as a result of legislation passed by the Baltimore City Council (Council Bill 18-1089), which establishes several requirements for short-term rentals.
A homeowner may be issued a short-term residential rental license for his or her permanent residence − one in which the owner resides for at least 180 days annually. Such properties must also be free of any code violations. A $200 license registration fee is required, and under certain circumstances, an additional dwelling unit may be licensed.
A registration portal is now available on the Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development’s website. For more information, visit dhcd.baltimorecity.gov.