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Baltimore County
Rental Inspections

Is This Required?

All rental properties with six or fewer dwelling units must be inspected. Have an inspection performed by a state-licensed home inspector. The inspector must complete an Inspection Sheet for each unit you intend to rent.

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What Is Included?

Inspectors look for the following:

  • Smoke detectors

  • Carbon monoxide alarms are installed in the common area outside of sleeping areas and on every level of the dwelling unit

  • Electrical system has no apparent visual hazards

  • All plumbing is functional with no apparent visual hazards

  • All windows designed to be opened are operational

  • All combustion appliances (furnace, hot water heater, dryer, etc.) are properly vented

  • Secondary means of escape from sleeping areas exist with no exterior health or safety hazards

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