Apply, Pay or Renew - Rental License or COC Registration

Primary Contacts or Administrative Agents (if assigned) will receive a renewal invoice via first-class mail and an email notification for online payment (if we have an email address on file).

Licensed Rental Properties

All Rental Housing Licenses are valid for one (1) licensing year – July 1st to June 30th and must be renewed annually. Renewal fees are due no later than July 31st of the current year. License fees are not pro-rated for a partial rental year.

License Type Payment Due       Payment
New License When a New Application is Submitted
  • Apply online and make payment via Electronic Check or Credit Card online (AccessMCG account is required).
  • Or
    1. Complete a paper application
    2. Write a check or money order to:
        Montgomery County, Maryland
    3. Mail your paper application and payment to:
        Department of Housing and Community Affairs,
        Licensing and Registration,
        1401 Rockville Pike, 4th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Renewal License 7/1 - 7/31
  • To renew online via Electronic Check or Credit Card (AccessMCG account is required):
  • To renew on paper:
    1. Review your paper invoice
    2. Make check or money order payable to:
        Montgomery County, Maryland
    3. Mail invoice and check or money order to:
        DHCA Rental Facility Licensing AC
        PO BOX 829463
        PHILADELPHIA, PA 19182-6312

Note: The property owner or Administrative Agent is responsible for updating their licensing record with any change in address, contact information or property sale within 10 days.

Registered Common Ownership Communities (COC)

All COC registrations are valid for one (1) registration year – July 1st to June 30th and must be renewed annually. Renewal fees are due no later than July 31st of the current year. Registration fees are not pro-rated for a partial registration year.

License Type Payment Due       Payment
New Registration When Application is Submitted
Renewal Registration 7/1 - 7/31
  • To renew online via Electronic Check or Credit Card (AccessMCG account is required):
  • To renew on paper:
    1. Review your paper invoice
    2. Make check or money order payable to:
        Montgomery County, Maryland
    3. Mail invoice and check or money order to:
        DHCA Rental Facility Licensing AC
        PO BOX 829463
        PHILADELPHIA, PA 19182-6312

Note: The COC Board is responsible for updating their registration record with any changes in board membership or management information, within 10 days.

Submit Paper Application

To submit your application on paper: 1. Print appropriate application. 2. Complete application and attach required documents. 3. Include the rental license fee (check or money order made out to Montgomery County, Maryland). 4. Mail to: DHCA Licensing and Registration, 1401 Rockville. Pike, 4th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850.

What if I Sold My Property or No Longer Rent?

Send an email to DHCA.Licensing@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov, and provide:

  • License number and property address.
  • Month/Year the property was last rented.
  • If the property was sold, the date sold.