Government Affairs News

MAR represents Maryland REALTORS® by making your voice heard in Congress and at the State Legislature. Our primary concern is protecting your professional and business interests. Our Legislative and Public Policy Committees develop a straightforward political agenda to: support and develop legislation that helps our industry and oppose legislation that hurts the free transfer of real estate. The Legislative Committee typically reviews over 200 pieces of legislation and regulations each year...

Helpful Maryland County Local Government and Code Links

One stop research page with Maryland County and Code links via Maryland Manual.

Governor Announces Plan to Roll Back Septic Rule

UPDATED (083016) - Governor Hogan announced plans to roll back regulations that require best available technology (BAT) septic systems for most new homes in Maryland.

Thank You Maryland REALTORS Who Responded!

Due to the overwhelming response from REALTORS across the country contacting their Senators, we are excited to report that H.R. 3700 passed the U.S. Senate on July 14, 2016! Thank you for your support on this important legislative issue! Read more about this victory: NAR-Backed Condo Legislation Passes U.S. Senate, Offers Relief for Homebuyers


Water and Sewer Fee Disclosure

The Maryland General Assembly passed a key MAR bill, SB 815/HB 989, which will require sellers to disclose private water and sewer fees.  The Governor must still sign the bill before it becomes law.

License Verification Legislation

The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation to simplify the License Verification regulation which requires all agents to verify the license status of certain service providers before making a recommendation.  SB 824/HB 1453 are sponsored by Senator Joan Carter Conway and Delegate Michael Vaughn.  The legislation must be signed by the Governor before it becomes law.

MAR Seeks to Clarify Attorney Exemption

The House of Delegates and State Senate have passed MAR legislation to clarify the attorney exemption in the Real Estate Licensing Law.  

Lead Paint Law - Are you in Compliance?

Are you a property manager or owner of pre-1978 residential rental units?  Click below to read the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document regarding the lead paint changes that took effect January 1, 2015. 

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