Rental Housing License and Registration Fees

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Annual Invoices for Renewal Rental Housing Licenses and Common Ownership Community (COC) Registrations are mailed the last week of June. Annual fees are not pro-rated for partial rental or registration periods between July 1st - June 30th. **All credit card payments are subject to a 2.3% service fee charged by card processor as of July 1, 2023.

Rental License Fees- Updated for FY25, Effective July 1, 2024

License Type Structure Type Per Unit/Structure
Class I Apartment Complex $76
Accessory Dwelling Unit $52
All Others: Garden Condominium, High-Rise Condominium, & Piggy-Back Units $73
Class II Single Family Detached House $130
Townhouse $130
Duplex $130
Back to Back Townhouse $130
Quadraplex $130
Class III
‚ÄčAccessory Dwelling Units
Annual License Fee (Does not Apply for properties within the incorporated City of Takoma Park*) $125
Filing Fee (one-time) $260
Sign Fee (one-time) $230
Total Due with Accessory Dwelling Unit Application $615
Total Due with City of Takoma Park Accessory Dwelling Unit Application $490
Short Term Rentals
Annual License Fee $325

COC Registration Fees

License Type Structure Type Per Unit/Structure
Common Ownership Communities All types of units $6.50 per unit ( COC Fee Schedule PDF)

Rental License Transfer Fees

License Type Structure Type Per Unit/Structure
Class I Apartment Complex $10
All Others: Garden Condominium, High-Rise Condominium, & Piggy-Back Units $10
Class II Single Family Detached House $10
Townhouse $10
Duplex $10
Back to Back Townhouse $10
Quadraplex $10
Class III Accessory Dwelling Unit $250
*** The Transer fee only applies if new owner applies for rental license within 15 days of taking ownership.
Note: All refund requests must be made in writing within 90 days of payment and include documentation from bank institution.