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Rental Registration Exemption

If your rental housing unit meets certain criteria, it may be exempt from rental registration.

To find out if your property qualifies for a rental housing exemption, review the Rental Registration Exemption Affidavit (PDF). If any of the conditions apply, complete an application for exemption as outlined below.

If your rental unit does not qualify for exemption, you must register your rental housing instead.

Apply for a New Exemption Online

You may apply online for a rental exemption; however, online exemption renewals are not available at this time.

To apply for a new exemption online, you'll need a valid email address. No payment is required for a rental exemption. When you submit your application, you must provide:

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Apply for or Renew an Exemption by Mail or In Person

If you're applying for or renewing an exemption by mail or in person, you must:

Download and complete the Rental Registration Exemption Affidavit (PDF), and:

Return completed application to:

Rental Registration Office
County Office Building, Room G-14
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

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If you have questions about the registration or exemption process, please contact the Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections at 410-887-6060 or

Revised March 20, 2014

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