DC Rental License

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Landlords in DC, we’re helping you get licensed. Getting your property licensed is a vital part to protecting your rights as a Landlord. Getting licensed also ensures your property is a safe place for Tenants.


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Expires March 31 2022

One-Family Rental
One-family rental, which shall include the rental of single-family homes, townhouses, duplexes, individual condominium units, or individual rooms (including individual rooms in a residential building that the licensee also occupies);

Two-Family Rentals
Two-family rental, which shall include the rental of an English basement apartment, converted basement apartment, or carriage house in a single-family home where the main residence is occupied by the property owner or another tenant; and

Apartment Houses
Apartment houses, which shall include the rental of buildings with three (3) or more dwelling units.


As of 4/1/21

One Family and Two Family Rentals must pass an inspection prior to submitting a license application. For information and to schedule an inspection