Short-Term Rentals Licensing

Prince George’s County Short-Term Rentals (STR)

In September 2018, the Prince George’s County (Maryland) Council adopted legislation to establish a Short-Term Rentals Program in the County. The legislation will take effect on October 1, 2019. The program will be administered by the County’s Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE).

Under the County’s Short-Term Rentals Program, Prince George’s County homeowners whose properties comply with County Code and who meet certain other criteria may seek a Short-Term Rentals license to host renters working through established rental companies (platforms) such as Airbnb. The licenses cost $150 per year and expire one year from the date of issuance.

Online application forms for the County’s Short-Term Rentals License will be posted on the DPIE website on July 1, 2019, along with pertinent information about the licensing process. No applications will be accepted early.

Please read the law carefully to learn details of the program. You may also want to begin researching the different platforms and their requirements.

Please note, the program does not take effect until October 1, 2019. If you are currently renting your home as a short-term rental through a company such as Airbnb, or on your own, you are operating in violation of the law. You may be permanently barred from participating in the program should your illegal rental be discovered. Anyone with information about illegal short-term rentals should report it to 311 (301-883-4748).

DPIE staff is pleased to have the opportunity to work with you. We hope your experience with the Prince George’s County Short-Term Rentals Program will be enjoyable for you and the guests you welcome.

Prince George’s County is a highly desirable vacation destination. Offering your home for rental presents visitors from around the U.S., and even the world, the opportunity to discover its breath-taking wonders, top-flight amenities and the warm and welcoming people who proudly call it home!

For more information, access our Short-Term Rentals FAQs page.