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Landlord's Redress for Tenant's Failure to Pay Rent

A landlord may file a Failure to Pay Rent action in the District Court. For more information on the Failure to Pay Rent Process, please refer to the Landlord Tenant handbook (Page 21) by clicking on the link below. The Office of Landlord Tenant Affairs handles landlord and tenant disputes involving most residential rental properties located in Montgomery County however, does NOT have jurisdiction within the incorporated municipalities of the City of Gaithersburg (301.258.6340), City of Rockville (240.314.8330), City of Takoma Park (301.891.7119), Town of Barnesville, Town of Garrett Park, and the Town of Laytonsville. Questions regarding properties within these incorporated municipalities should be referred to Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. (1.800.487.6007) or the local municipality for further information.

To file a formal Landlord Tenant complaint, download a complaint form and follow the filing instructions by visiting the DHCA website utilizing the provided link.

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To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call 311 during business hours.