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. Both hosted (owner-occupied) and un-hosted (non-owner occupied) units must be registered and licensed.
In order to obtain a rental license to rent your home as Short-Term Rental, the property must; (1) be your principal residence; (2) be deeded in your name (the name of an individual, not a company); and (3) be free of any code violations.
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.
All Short-Term rentals must be licensed. LEARN MORE about Short-Term rentals and how to obtain a new Short-Term rental license.