Publications and Forms




Below are sample leases for single-family, apartment/condominiums, and accessory apartments in Montgomery County along with all required addendums.

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 SafeRent Solutions (formally CoreLogic Safe Rent Database) using your Licensing and Registration AccessMCG account.  This is not a required form.

Criminal History Addendum

Effective July 20, 2021, all landlords must provide this addendum to all applicants for rental housing, informing them of their rights regarding disclosure of any criminal history.


Lease Summary

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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Window Guard Addendum

Effective January 1, 2022, Chapter 29 requires all multifamily landlords to place window guards at all openable windows above the ground floor if you have children under 11 years old or on request. A Window Guard Addendum must be included at every lease signing, lease renewal and notice of rent increase. This information must be included in every lease.

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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.

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



Booklets and Pamphlets

  • Landlord-Tenant Handbook
    Rights and responsibilities of Landlord-Tenant law
     Handbooks in  English, Spanish, more languages
  • 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 English, French, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and Vietnamese. They will be posted as soon as they become available.