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Notice to Vacate at Expiration of Initial Lease Term or in Month-to-Month Tenancy - Tenant
A tenant must give written notice of intent to vacate to their landlord. Generally, notice should be provided at least one month before expiration for single-family units and two months for multi-family units (apartments and condominiums). This notice should coincide with the rent payment cycle. For more information on the Notices to Vacate, please refer to the Landlord Tenant handbook (Page 27 and Page 32) at 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.
Find more information from the following link(s):
  • Landlord-Tenant Handbook
  • Landlord-Tenant Complaint Form
  • Office of Landlord-Tenant Affairs (OLTA)


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