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Credit Checks
Montgomery County Landlords who are licensed by DHCA's Licensing Unit may be eligible for a service to conduct a credit check on a prospective tenant(s) of a residential rental property that meets the criteria listed below: The residential rental property must be a small property such as a single family house, townhouse or condominium. Room rentals are not eligible. Landlords must first obtain a Montgomery County Rental Application which can be downloaded via the DHCA web site by clicking on the link below.

The cost is 11 dollars for each individual for whom a credit check is done and a check or money order must accompany the rental application. This service is not available to landlords whose properties are within the Municipalities of Gaithersburg or Rockville.

The mailing address for this program is: Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) 100 Maryland Avenue, 4th Floor Rockville, MD 20850 Attention: Credit Checks

Checks must be made out to "Montgomery County Maryland"

Find more information from the following link(s):
  • Rental Application


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