Multifamily Rental Licensing
Momentum: The Online Process for Rental Licenses!
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.
- 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.
- For renewals, review the step-by-step "Rental Housing License Renewal Guide" and the How to Renew Your Existing Rental Housing License Guide (PDF).
Rental License Responsibilities in Prince George's County
- All Single-Family and Multifamily Rental Licenses are 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.
- To verify your municipality falls under this exception, look up your property address in the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) Real Property Search link. If the above municipalities/towns are listed under the "Town" column on the SDAT page, you will need to apply with your municipality,
For questions related to single-family, multifamily and short-term rental licenses, email email@example.com.
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 the issuance of any license.
Multifamily Rental License Requirements
Please Note: All Documents must be obtained prior to submitting the application, and all fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. You must verify your municipality falls under our jurisdiction; to do so, look up your property address on the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) Real Property Search link. For your multifamily rental license application, 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.
- A Rental Unit Address List or a Rent Roll List for ALL units in the complex must be provided. It must list the following: Building Numbers; Unit Numbers; and All Rental Addresses.
- A valid Certificate of Occupancy must be provided. It must clearly state: current Owner’s Name, current Owner’s Address, and current Property Name. If you don't have a Certificate of Occupancy or if the owner information does not match your current Certificate of Occupancy, you must apply for a NEW one. For more information, visit DPIE's Use & Occupancy page. If you already applied for the Use & Occupancy Permit (U&O) and need information regarding the status, contact the Permit Center directly at 301-883-2050.
Please Note: A copy of the permit application is not acceptable. The required certificate is issued after all inspections are completed and approved.
- A copy of the current Prince George's Fire Department Inspection Report must be provided. The report must be no older than 1 year from date of application and cannot list any deficiencies. To schedule inspections with the Prince George's County Fire Marshall, call 301-583-1830 or 301-583-2200.
Please Note: A fire inspection report from a company is not the same as the Prince George's County Fire Department report and is no longer accepted per the Office of the Fire Marshall.
- Submit the State Department of Assessments and Taxations (SDAT) website page for the property that lists the current owner. If the owner is different from SDAT, the most recent HUD1 or Deed showing the name of the current owner must be provided.
- The EIN Letter or W-9 for the property owner.
You will be required to pay all applicable Prince George's County fees BEFORE your application can be reviewed. Use this link to view the DPIE Fee Schedule.
STOP: Read the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Rental Requirements
- Residential Rental Property Lead Law Compliance Checklist - MDE (PDF)
- Maryland's Lead Law Fact Sheets 2022 (PDF)
- MDE Title 1 Subtitle 5 Local Government Article (PDF)
- MDE Title 6 Subtitle 8 Environmental Article (PDF)
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.
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.