Multifamily Rental Licensing

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Momentum: A New Process for RENTAL LICENSES!

All Prince George’s County Rental Licenses, including Multifamily Rental Licenses, are processed in Momentum, the County's new online system. The new system allows customers to submit applications, upload documentation and make payments online. When the applications have been reviewed and approved, customers will be able to print their licenses at work or at home.

  • For more information about Momentum, registration, step-by-step instructions, and "how to" videos, click Momentum Information.
  • To go straight to the application, click Momentum Portal.

Rental Property Licenses

  • The following Rental Licenses are processed in Momentum:
  • Short-Term Rental Host
  • Short-Term Rental Platform
  • Single Family Rental
  • Multifamily Rental
  • All required documents need to be uploaded into Momentum

Rental License Responsibilities in Prince George's County

  • All Short-Term Rental Licenses are administered by DPIE's Enforcement Division.

  • All Single-Family and Multifamily Rental Licenses are also administered by DPIE's Enforcement Division, except for the following cities/towns which are NOT licensed in our jurisdiction:
    Berwyn Heights, Bowie, Brentwood, Capitol Heights, Cheverly, College Park, District Heights, Edmonston, Forest Heights, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Landover Hills, Mount Rainier, New Carrollton, Riverdale Park, Seat Pleasant, Town of Laurel and University Park.

For questions related to single-family, multifamily and short-term rental licenses, email

What Qualifies as a Multifamily Property?

Any property containing 3 or more dwelling units is considered a multifamily property. A multifamily rental license is $75 per unit for a 2-year license.

Inspections are required prior to issuance of any license.
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To apply for a multifamily rental license, it is necessary to submit the following:

  • Application and Disclosure Statement (must be signed and notarized).
  • A copy of the Use and Occupancy Permit (U&O) clearly displaying the owner’s name, owner's address, and current property name. If the property’s owner has changed since the last renewal, the current owner must acquire a U&O in the current owner’s name.
  • If you have questions or need information regarding the status of your U&O, please contact the Permits Center directly at 301-883-5900.
  • A copy of the Current Fire Department Inspection Report.
  • Wood balcony railing certification if applicable per State of Maryland Legislation SB401.

How to File a Complaint

To file a complaint, please call 311. Please include the address of the property in question and a brief description of the alleged complaint.

New Lease Agreement Information for Seniors


Per CB-59-2015, Prince George’s County seniors living in specified age-restricted housing have the opportunity to enter into a 24-month lease agreement. Seniors will not incur fees or rent increases for the term of the lease. Landlords are required to provide written notice concerning the 24-month period when entering into a new lease or a renewal lease.

Should you have questions regarding this policy, please call 311.