In Baltimore city, a short-term rental is a rental of all or a portion of your home for periods of less than 90 nights.
The Baltimore City Council passed Ordinance 19-217 (Council Bill 18-0189) establishing several requirements for short-term rentals, including the licensing of such units. These requirements can be found in the Baltimore City Code Article 15, Licensing and Regulation, Subtitle 48, Short-Term Residential Rentals.
In order to rent your home as a short-term rental, the property must be your permanent residence and the property must be free of any code violations. A permanent residence is one in which the owner resides for at least 180 days annually.
The Department of Housing & Community Development is responsible for registering eligible short-term rental hosts and for administering enforcement of the City's short-term rental regulations.