Occupancy restriction

Two guests per bedroom, plus two additional guests per rental unit

Length of Stay
30 days or less
Registration & Licensing Fees
A recurring fee of ($231)
Licenses or Permits Required
Yes,short term rental operating license.
Property Inspection
Yes, inspections are required, and they are recurring.
Guest Record
Yes
Zoning

short-term rentals are generally permitted in all residential districts as a limited use and are not allowed in agricultural and industrial zones.

Occupancy taxes and fees

Combined State tax and County lodging tax (13%)

Insurance requirement

Yes ($500,000)

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Yes, there are regulations for STR

Parking Requirement

Adequate parking must be provided for guests

Advertising Requirement

Yes, license number is required for advertisement

Noise regulation

Yes, Quiet time from 10 pm to 7 am

Neighbor Notification

Hosts are not required to notify neighbors

Limitation on number of STR owned

No, there are no limitations

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

Yes, (90 days in a year to an apartment that is not the residence of the host)

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Accessibility Requirement

Yes, there are accessibility requirements

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Emergency Contact Information

Yes, it is required

What is short term rental?

Montgomery County Code defines a Short-Term Tourist Rental as a single-family dwelling, or portion thereof, located on an individual lot that is rented for compensation to transient guests for less than 30 consecutive days.

Are there STR regulations that affect property owners?

Yes, the owner are subject to STR regulations.

Is there any short-term rental-related tax?

Yes, there are taxes attached to short-term rentals in Montgomery County at both State and County level.

Is it only individuals that are permitted to operate short-term rental?

Yes, individuals are permitted to operate short-term rentals (STRs) provided they obtain a license from Montgomery County Health and Human Services.

What are the procedures and requirement for the neighborhood approval?

There are no requirements.

Do I need a neighborhood approval?

No, you are not required to obtain neighborhood approval for short-term rentals.

Building, Health & Safety Regulation
Which of these taxes does Airbnb or other booking company collect?
What zoning laws affect Short Term Rentals?

short-term rentals are generally permitted in all residential districts as a limited use and are not allowed in agricultural and industrial zones.

Is there any guest record requirement?

Yes, there are taxes attached to short-term rentals in Montgomery County at both State and County level.

Do i require any license(s) for STR?

Yes, as a host who is operating, or intends to operate a short-term rental, you are required to obtain the Short-Term Rental Operating License with a unique license number from the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs which is valid for 12 months.

Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?

You will need to collect and remit the state sales tax of 6% and a Montgomery County lodging tax of 7% from your guests.

Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?

You will need to collect and remit the state sales tax of 6% and a Montgomery County lodging tax of 7% from your guests.

Tax
What ZIP Codes have been prohibited for STR use?

There are no specific zip codes that have been prohibited for short-term rental use in Montgomery County.

What types of properties are eligible for short-term rentals?

The operator does not live on the same parcel or an adjacent parcel. Short-Term Tourist Rentals are allowed by-right in the A-1 Agricultural Zoning District and by a Special Use Permit in RR, R1, R2, R3, and RM-1. Agricultural Zoning District and by a Special Use Permit in RR, R1, R2, R3, and RM-1.

Does occupancy limit affect STR?

Yes, occupancy limits affect STR in Montgomery County.

What STR regulations affect me as an Owner?

The short-term tourist rental shall meet all requirements for fire safety as outlined in the Virginia State Fire Prevention Code. Local contact number of agnet to respond to the complaints

What are the procedures or requirements for keeping the guest records?

The application fee for the license is $231, and the license must be renewed annually. Be prepared to pass a home inspection as part of the application process.

Notification
What are the occupancy limits for STR?

The occupancy limit is two guests per bedroom, plus two additional guests per rental unit. Don't forget to include your license number in any advertisements for your rental unit, whether online or offline.

What other STR regulations am i obligated to observe?

1. You are required to comply with health and safety requirements such as providing working smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers must be met in order to pass the home inspection, which is one of the requirements for your short-term rental license.

2. Short-term rental owners are required to carry liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $500,000 to protect against any accidents that may occur.

3. As a short-term rental owner, you'll need to keep a close eye on your guests to ensure they comply with noise restrictions. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 7 am, and excessive noise at any time is not allowed.

What are the penalties and fines for non compliance?

It's important for STR operators to comply with all regulations and requirements to avoid penalties and fines as non-compliance with short-term rental regulations in Montgomery County, Maryland can result in fines ranging from $500 to $5,000, depending on the violation.

Is there any official regulatory body or authority?

Yes, the Montgomery County short-term rental activities are regulated by the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

How can i contact the authority?

You can contact the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs through:

1401 Rockville Pike, 4th Floor, Rockville, MD 20852.

Department Contact Page: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DHCA/contact_us.html#:~:text=Telephone

Number > 311 or (240) 777-0311&text=MC311 operators are on duty,able to answer many questions

Website: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/

Phone: 311 or (240) 777-0311

Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Which jurisdictions are exempted from the regulations?

There are no specific jurisdictions that are exempted from short-term rental (STR) regulations in Montgomery County.

What are the requirements and fees for the permit (s)?

The application fee for the license is $231, and the license must be renewed annually. Be prepared to pass a home inspection as part of the application process.

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