Housing Code Enforcement​


Housing Code Enforcement staff have resumed limited exterior inspections during the county’s reconstitution of worksite services.

DHCA will triage urgent MC311 service requests to determine actions needed. Staff from Housing Code Enforcement will respond by phone or email to MC311 callers in order to assess the situation and explain the timing of any further actions or inspections. Some actions or inspections may not be immediately forthcoming based on the nature and severity of the issue.

All pre-existing housing inspection "Notices of Violation" (NOVs) are being reviewed and updated, and new NOVs will be mailed soon with new compliance dates. These new timelines will be determined once DHCA housing inspectors resume normal operations.
Any scheduled interior inspections have been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. Once DHCA moves to expanded code inspections, contact will be made to set an inspection schedule.

UPDATE: August 6, 2020

Limited Inspections will resume for Foster Care & Adoption and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) with additional safety measures being taken to include the following:

  • Only one person from the household or a management representative is to accompany the assigned Inspector during the scheduled inspection. 
  • All parties must use face coverings during the inspection at all times.
  • Social distancing must be maintained during the inspection process.
  • The person accompanying inspection staff will operate all doors and windows, turn on and off lights, operate equipment and test smoke alarms and CO detectors.
  • If further conversations are needed to take place before or after the inspection, these discussions will be done outdoors with social distancing and face masks.

These temporary Inspection procedures will be adjusted as the County moves into additional phases of Reopening Montgomery County and with advisement from County health officials.

DHCA will continue to review and assess housing code complaints. Please call DHCA, via MC311, at 311 (or 240-777-0311) to submit service requests.

Housing Code Enforcement Handbook
​This handbook describes what the Housing Code Enforcement Section does and how it does it.
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How to View Status of Code Enforcement Cases

  • eProperty Data Mining find property information from 7 data sources by entering a street number and name

How to File a Complaint

  • Online Complaint Submission
  • By Phone 311 (from mobile phones or land lines outside of Montgomery County, MD, please dial 240-777-0311)
  • By Mail send all correspondence to the following address:
Office Hours and Location

How to Report a Vacant Property

Housing Code Enforcement Codes/Law

​* You will have to search within American Legal's website for the specific Chapter/Code


  • Alquiler De Cuartos

​* You will have to search within Amlegal's website for the specific Chapter/Code