In Baltimore County, no more than 2 unrelated people may live together in a single-family dwelling. Houses converted into apartments units are included. In that case, only two per apartment are allowed.
In Baltimore City, the codes are more complex, but in basic, no more than
4 unrelated people may live together in a single-family dwelling.
New! Rental Housing Registration- Baltimore County
passed Bill 87-07 requiring all buildings or a portion of a
building that contain one to six dwelling units, intended, or
designed to be rented, or leased for living purposes be
registered and licensed with Baltimore County.
For questions or concerns regarding your living situation, refer to:
Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. (BNI)
2217 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
*BNI can provide advice and assistance on landlord-tenant laws
and problems for the state of Maryland (except Montgomery
Maryland's Peoples Law Library (PPI)
Baltimore City Department of Housing
and Community Development Complaint Office
417 E. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
*This agency should be contacted if you live in the city.
Zoning Office - Baltimore County
111 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Room 111
Towson, MD 21204