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Group Homes are facilities licensed, funded, certified, or registered by the State of Maryland or the Count offering residential accommodations, supervision, or assisted community living for the residents. The number of residents includes members of the staff who resides at the group home but does not include infants less than two months old. A group home may be classified as follows:

Listed below is the information needed to apply for a license for a Group Home for the Elderly (Assisted Living) or a Group Home for the Non-Elderly.

Elderly Group Home (Assisted Living)

What is a Group Home for the Elderly? 
A group home for the elderly is a community-based residential program for three or more unrelated individuals that provides housing, supportive services, supervision, personalized assistance, health-related services, or a combination of these services to meet the needs of residents who are unable to perform or, who need assistance and/or personal guidance and direction in performing the activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living, in a way that promotes optimum dignity and independence for the residents.

Who must apply for a Group Home for the Elderly license?
Any person or entity desiring to operate a group home for the elderly in Montgomery County for three or more individuals.

When must one obtain a Group Home for the Elderly license?
Group Homes in Montgomery County with 3 to 16 residents require BOTH a Montgomery County and a State of Maryland license before beginning to operate and annually thereafter. According to Montgomery County Code Chapter 23A-8 (a) “A Building must not be advertised or used as a Group home until the Director issues an annual license. A building must not be advertised or used as a group home after a license has expired or has been revoked or suspended.”

How does one obtain a Group Home for the Elderly license?
Call the Licensure and Regulatory Office at 240-777-3986 to request an application or click here for an application.

Is there a fee?
$60.00 per bed licensure fee

What is the process for obtaining a Group Home for the Elderly License?

A Group Home for the Elderly must receive ALL the following approvals and documents before a Montgomery County Group Home License will be issued:

PLEASE NOTE that receipt of an approval from any of the above does not mean a Montgomery County Group Home License has been approved. You are not licensed as a group home by Montgomery County until you receive a document stating you have a Montgomery County Group Home License with the effective date of the license as well as the expiration date.

Renewing a Montgomery County Group Home for the Elderly license: