License Search:Multiple Family Dwellings, Rooming Houses and Property Registration

Before beginning your search it is important to note that only multiple family dwellings are required to be licensed in Baltimore City. Definitions for: multiple family dwelling (MFD), rooming house, dwelling unit, rooming unit and other relevant terms can be found in the Baltimore City Building, Fire and Related Codes, Part VII Property Maintenance Code, Chapter 2, Section 20. In general, a property is considered a multiple family dwelling if it has two dwelling units (apartments) and any other use. An example of an MFD property would be a building with a barber shop on the first floor and two apartments on the upper floors. All residential units that are not occupied by the owner of record and all non-residential units that are subject to a vacant building notice (VBN) must be registered in Baltimore City. The link below will allow you to search multiple family dwelling license records and property registration records by address, block/lot, or by zip code. The address and block/lot search are based on the official tax address of the property. The official tax address may be different from the address posted on the building. If you do not know the official tax address or are unable to locate the property using the address or block/lot search you may be able to find the property using the zip code search or using the City’s iMap to locate the property.
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For additional information, questions or concerns please contact the Property Registration and Multi Family Dwelling Licensing Office by email or by calling 410-396-3575. If you would like to report an unlicensed Multi Family Dwelling or a property that is not owner occupied and is unregistered please contact the Code Enforcement Legal Section by email.