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Class 3 Accessory Apartment Licenses


Effective May 20, 2013

Montgomery County has created a new filing process for Accessory Apartments designed to streamline the licensing process, making it easier for owners to pursue this option and increase the supply of affordable housing in the County. 

Class 3 accessory apartment licenses are now issued by the Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Licensing and Registration.  This new license type is for accessory apartments that do not have a special exception approved before May 20, 2013.

I want to rent out part of my home as an Accessory Apartment

Accessory Apartment - Application 

Please first review the links below which describe the requirements, fees, and other important information regarding the Class 3 Accessory Apartment licensing process.

Accessory Apartment - Right for You? Fact Sheet

Accessory Apartment - Filing Fees

Accessory Apartment - Check List

Accessory Apartment - Step-by-Step Instructions

Accessory Apartment - Affidavit

Check Filing Status

The Director's Finding Report denied my application, now what?

Accessory Apartments in my neighborhood:

Accessory Apartment Map (use this map app to view information about accessory apartment near your home)

Accessory Apartment Application List

How do I file an objection to an Approved Director's Finding Report

Search for a Specific Accessory Apartment (by address or filing/license number using DHCA's eProperty system)

For assistance with class 3 accessory apartment questions, please contact the Licensing and Registration office at 240-777-3666 or licreg.intake@montgomerycountymd.gov