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Rental Registration Exemption

Some properties are 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 or Renew Online

To apply for or renew an exemption online, you must provide:

You'll also need a valid email address. No payment is required for a rental exemption.

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Apply or Renew by Mail or In Person

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

More Information 

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 January 22, 2018         


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