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File #: 21-0077R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Implementation of Landlord Licensing
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 10/18/2021 In control: Economic and Community Development
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Implementation of Landlord Licensing For the purpose of requesting representatives from the Department of Law, Department of Housing and Community Development, and Department of Public Works appear before the Council and provide a comprehensive report about progress made on the implementation of Council Bill 18-0185 (“Non-Owner-Occupied Dwelling Units, Rooming Houses, and Vacant Structures - Rental Dwellings - Registration and Licensing”).
Sponsors: Odette Ramos, Ryan Dorsey
Indexes: Informational Hearing, Landlord, Licensing
Attachments: 1. 21-0077R~1st Reader, 2. Law 21-0077R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.

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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
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Introduced by: Councilmember Ramos


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Implementation of Landlord Licensing
For the purpose of requesting representatives from the Department of Law, Department of Housing and Community Development, and Department of Public Works appear before the Council and provide a comprehensive report about progress made on the implementation of Council Bill 18-0185 (“Non-Owner-Occupied Dwelling Units, Rooming Houses, and Vacant Structures - Rental Dwellings - Registration and Licensing”).
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Council Bill 18-0185 (“Non-Owner-Occupied Dwelling Units, Rooming Houses, and Vacant Structures - Rental Dwellings - Registration and Licensing”) was passed in May of 2018, and enacted in August of that year. Implementation of the systems, inspections, and licensing were to be completed 90 days after enactment.

Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (“DHCD”) has done a spectacular job setting up this important system to monitor the quality of rental housing. The program requires landlords to be inspected every 3 years to get their license.

Licensing is different from registration. All non-owner occupied properties have to be registered (Baltimore City Code, Article 13, § 4-5). That simply means DHCD knows that this is a non-owner occupied property. A licensed property means it has been inspected and is up to code so that residents can live ...

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