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Baltimore County 

RENTAL INSPECTION


Deck Plate Home Inspections is equipped for your Baltimore County rental inspection needs. Landlords should visit the Baltimore County Government Website here to view and download all forms required for registering your rental properties.  

Your inspector will be checking the following:

1. Townhomes and Single Family Homes:

A hardwired smoke detector with a battery backup must be located in the corridor or hallway outside of sleeping areas. If the home has a basement, a hardwired smoke detector with a battery backup must also be located in the basement, and must be interconnected to the smoke detector outside of the sleeping area.

Or

Homes with 2 or 3 Apartments:

A hardwired smoke detector with a battery backup must be located in the corridor or hallway outside of sleeping areas. If the home has a basement, a hardwired smoke detector with a battery backup must also be located in the basement, and must be interconnected to the smoke detector on the first floor.

Or

Homes with 4-6 Apartments:

1. A hardwired smoke detector with a battery backup must be located in the corridor or hallway outside sleeping areas in each unit. No smoke detector is required in the basement.

2. Electrical wires are not visible in living areas

3. There is cold and hot running water in kitchen and in each bathroom with no leaks below the sink areas and toilets flush

4. There are no sleeping areas in the basement or if there is a sleeping area in the basement, there is a secondary means of escape as follows: basement window with a minimum of 5.5 ft opening with a sill height 44 inches or less from the floor OR basement door with thumb turn dead bolt.

5. The furnace is either operational or because of outside temperature it is unable to be tested.

6. Railing present for interior and exterior steps with more than three risers.

7. Carbon Monoxide Detectors are located in the common areas outside of the sleep areas.

If you would like to see the Inspection Sheet, click here.