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OLTA - About Us

The Office of Landlord-Tenant Affairs (OLTA) is charged with informing the public of the general rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants and helping the tenants resolve their disputes amicably, quickly and free of charge, without having to go through the District Court process.  OLTA enforces Chapter 29, Landlord-Tenant Relations, of the Montgomery County code along with parts of Title 8, Landlord-Tenant of the Real Property Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.

Toward that goal we have developed this website, which contains an abundance of information that we believe to be useful for the tenants and landlords in Montgomery County, Maryland.  It is our goal to provide as much information as possible to make the landlord-tenant relationship work as efficiently as possible.  While you always have the option of calling or e-mailing us, many of your questions can be answered by pursuing this website.  Enjoy!

Office Location and Hours

Telephone  311 (within Montgomery County), (240) 777-0311 (outside of Montgomery County) - operators are on duty from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and are able to answer basic landlord-tenant questions.  If the 311 operator doesn't know the answer or you need more information, they will forward the information to this Office.  An investigator will get back to you within 24 hours.

e-Mail  OLTA.Intake@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov