BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD — The rules around boarding or rooming houses will change in Baltimore County, after a bill passed Monday night at the County Council’s legislative session.

A boarding or rooming house has been defined as a building where the owner does not live, and at least three people are living there and paying rent. If they are guests and are not paying rent, the burden of proof is on the owner; and lying about it will become a crime.

For knowingly making a false statement about the status of those in a boarding house through any application, record, report, plan or other document filed or required by County Code, a person will be found guilty of a misdemeanor, leading to up to 30 days in jail and/or a maximum $1,000 fine

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