Multifamily Rental Licensing

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

Rental License Responsibilities in Prince George's County

  • All Single-Family and Multifamily Rental Licenses are administered by DPIE's Enforcement Division, except for certain municipalities. To verify if your municipality falls under this exception, please look up your property address in the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) Real Property Search link. You will need to apply with your municipality, if the following municipalities/towns are listed under the "Town" column on the SDAT page:  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 dpierentallicenses@co.pg.md.us.

What Qualifies as a Multifamily Property?

Any property containing 3 or more dwelling units is considered a multifamily property. Please view the DPIE Fee Schedule for the cost of a Multifamily Rental License; the cost is per unit for a 2-year license.

Inspections are required prior to issuance of any license.
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Requirements


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 PGC311 at 3-1-1. 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.