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City Closures & Cancellations
All City facilities are closed, all programs are cancelled, and all but the most essential of City services are curtailed through at least June 14, 2020.
      • Closure & Cancellation Information (updated 5/28/2020 5:50 p.m.)
      • Emergency Assistance, Resources & Volunteer Opportunities (updated 5/27/2020 3:35 p.m.)

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City facilities will remain closed to the public until at least June 14. The City is working to implement its Phased Service Restoration Plan, which will be announced to the public the week of June 8.

Rental Housing & Property Maintenance Inspectors are responding to emergency inspections only. All Rental Housing Inspections between March 17 - April 30 have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Due to limited operations we ask that all new applications, renewals and/or payments for licenses, permits, plans, etc. be submitted via USPS to City Hall, Planning & Code Administration, 31 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

For licenses & permits set to expire during the COVID-19 state of emergency, the expiration date will be extended for a period of 30 days after the state of emergency is terminated.

      • Important Information for Landlords & Tenants during the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Staff from Neighborhood Services (including Rental Housing & Landlord/Tenant Affairs) are available to respond to service requests, assess your situation, and explain the timing of any further actions, by email neighborhoods@gaithersburgmd.gov or by phone at 301-258-6340. Note that response times may be delayed due to limited employee coverage. Your patience & understanding are appreciated.
Code Inspector at Work
The Neighborhood Services Team is responsible for administering and enforcing a wide variety of City Codes regarding property maintenance, public nuisances, rental housing, landlord-tenant relations, vendors, and home-based businesses. Additionally, the team pursues an active outreach program to work with homeowners associations, rental communities and citizens to enhance the appearance and safety of the City of Gaithersburg.

Hoarding Task Force

The mission of The Gaithersburg Hoarding Task Force is to assist and support those people and their families who are in need as a result of hoarding behaviors. The Task Force strives to raise awareness and educate the community and other service providers about hoarding issues and available resources.

Landlord-Tenant Affairs

In addition to providing information about the law, the Neighborhood Services Staff is charged with mediating landlord-tenant disputes relating to properties in the City.

Rental Housing and Short Term Rentals

All rental properties (including apartments and single-family dwellings) must be licensed every two years. Prior to issuing the final rental license, staff conducts a complete interior and exterior inspection to ensure the dwelling is safe and in compliance with all applicable housing codes.