Publications and Forms




Lease Summary

Effective March 13, 2017, Section 29-27(w) of the Montgomery County Code requires that all licensed landlords attach the Lease Summary to each new lease. The summary defines the key terms of the lease, summarizes tenant rights and responsibilities, and provides information about services available to tenants from the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA).

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Lead Paint

If a property was constructed prior to 1978, the landlord must include the documents listed below with the lease agreement. In addition, the landlord must do lead testing between each tenancy. Contact the Licensing and Registration unit, via MC311, at 311 (or 240-777-0311) for more detailed information regarding this requirement.

Rental Application

If you are a licensed landlord, own ten or fewer units and would like to run a credit check on a prospective tenant at a discounted rate, you can access the CoreLogic Safe Rent Database using your Licensing and Registration AccessMCG account.

Sample Leases

Below, free of charge, are model leases that landlords can use for their rental properties. These leases comply with all applicable State and County Landlord-Tenant laws and DHCA encourages their use to protect the tenant’s as well as the landlord’s rights.

Other Publications


COLTA Newsletter

A newsletter that is published periodically by the Commsion on Landlord-Tenant Affairs (COLTA)


Booklets and Pamphlets

  • Landlord-Tenant Handbook
    Rights and responsibilities of Landlord-Tenant law
    Chinese - English - French - Korean - Spanish - Vietnamese
  • Ordinary Wear and Tear Booklet
    Guidelines, responsibilities of landlords and tenants regarding maintenance of the rental property
    English - Spanish
  • Eviction Prevention
    Information regarding the eviction process and preventing evictions
    English - Spanish
  • Room Rentals
    Basic rights/responsibilities of tenants and landlords in rooming situations
    English - Spanish
  • Preparing For Your Hearing
    Information on preparing for a hearing before the Commsion on Landlord-Tenant Affairs (COLTA)
  • Condominium Conversion Handbook
    Rights of tenants when rental housing is converted to condominiums
    English - Spanish

*Content will be provided in Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese. They will be posted as soon as they become available.