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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 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 from the licensed landlord must accompany the rental application.

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.