Office of Landlord-Tenant Affairs​

The Office of Landlord-Tenant Affairs (Landlord-Tenant Affairs or OLTA) is charged with informing the public of the general rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords and helping resolve disputes amicably, free of charge, without having to go through the District Court process. Landlord-Tenant enforces Chapter 29, Landlord-Tenant Relations of the Montgomery County Code, along with parts of Title 8, Landlord-Tenant of the Real Property Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, the State of Maryland Landlord-Tenant law.

It is our goal to provide as much information as possible to help you avoid problems and make the landlord-tenant relationship work as efficiently as possible. Toward that goal we have developed this website which contains an abundance of information that we hope will be both useful and informative.