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Thank you for taking the time to learn more about The Elms at Century. We know there are countless choices for today’s renter and so much to remember when making this very important decision, so we have provided some additional information that may be important to you. Our award-winning, customer-focused team strives to make this process – and your time with us – as hassle-free as possible. We hope you decide to make our amazing community your next home!

How much is your application fee?

The application fee is $40 per person and is a non-refundable amount. All persons over the age of 18 must complete an application for occupancy and will be a leaseholder upon approval.

Is my security deposit completely refundable?
  • Security Deposit Option 1: Starts at $500 (refundable security deposit) based upon application approval.*
  • Surety Bond Option 2: Starts at $131.25 (one-time) amount that is non-refundable.* Payable to Sure Deposit.

*Costs may vary based on approval conditions. See leasing consultant for details.

What is your amenity rent?

A one-time, non-refundable amount of $250 to be paid with the completion of the reservation agreement.

What is the reservation agreement?

A one-time payment in the amount of $250. This payment is non-refundable unless cancellation is made in writing within 48 hours of signed reservation agreement.

You must complete your signed reservation agreement and applicable lease documents within two (2) days of being notified that your application has been approved. Cancellation of your reservation and application must be submitted to the leasing office in writing within 48 hours.

Do you allow pets? If so, are there any restrictions?

We welcome a two-pet maximum per apartment. Some breeds are prohibited and all pets are subject to the approval of management. Restricted breeds include pit bull, american staffordshire terrier, rottweiler, doberman, and chow-chow as a pure bred or a mix of the breed. Pet deposits are refundable and monthly pet rent amounts are per pet. Specifics regarding your pet’s breed and proof of rabies documentation from your veterinarian and a photo of your pet will be required prior to move-in. A pet security deposit of $500 is due upon move-in and is refundable upon move-out. A monthly pet rent of $40 per pet will be due at the beginning of each month.

What is the parking situation like (free, assigned spaces, covered, guest parking, etc.)?

Individual parking garages are available. A $250 refundable deposit is due upon move-in if you rent a garage. A monthly garage rent of $250 per garage will be due at the beginning of each month. Surface lot parking is by permit only and is strictly enforced. A maximum of two parking passes and one visitor pass per household will be issued and all vehicles must be registered with the leasing office. Vehicles not displaying the proper permit will be towed at owner’s expense. This includes all visitors that do not have the proper permit displayed. Motorcycle parking is available.  Commercial vehicles and campers are prohibited.

Do you accept short-term leases?

12-month leases are standard but we do offer variable lease terms as market conditions allow. Short-term premium of $300 apply for all lease terms between 3-9 months.

What are your concession terms?

In the event there is a reduced market rate or move-in discount at the time you lease your new home, the concession is extended in consideration of standard lease term minimum and is expected to be paid back in full if the lease term is not fulfilled.

Active duty U.S. military, Montgomery County teachers, Montgomery County Police, Hughes Network, Department of Energy and MedImmune employees are eligible for a waived amenity fee of $250. This is our way of extending a sincere “Thank You” for serving our community.

Are utility costs included in the rent?

Residents pay for electric, water and sewer. Your leasing professional will be happy to provide you with the local contact numbers to set up your new accounts.

Is renter’s insurance required?

We require all residents to have a minimum of $100,000 liability coverage at all times and “The Elms at Century” to be included as “Additional Insured.” All approved applications pre-qualify for an A+ policy that is easy, affordable and hassle-free at eRenterPlan.com. Ask your leasing professional about our eRenterPlans or you can use the insurance company of your choice. 

Can I pay my rent online?

Life is busy and time is valuable. We aim to make our exchanges as hassle-free as possible. Residents and future residents have the options of paying with a money order, cashier’s check, setting up auto-debits or e-checks, or paying by credit card. Processing fees will vary for credit card payments. Paying rent online has never been easier!

Where can I pay rent online and make service requests?

More hassle-free ways for our residents to stay informed! You can make easy online rent payments, place service requests and much more by clicking the “Resident Login” link above.

What are the community amenities hours?

Clubhouse/Leasing Office:

Monday – Friday:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Pool (during pool season): 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Outdoor Living Space: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Fitness Center:

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED

Dog Park: Dusk – Dawn

Which company provides cable services?

Apartment homes are wired for Comcast Xfinity and other high-speed providers.  Residents may contact their provider directly to set up service.

Which elementary, middle or high school will my child attend?

Waters Landing Elementary School


13100 Waters Landing Drive, Germantown, MD  20874


Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School


13737 Wisteria Drive, Germantown, MD 20874

(301) 353-8080

Seneca Valley High School


19407 Crystal Rock Drive, Germantown, MD 20874


What are the hours of the leasing office?

Monday – Friday:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Do you accept MPDU?

Yes, we have MPDU’s onsite and the eligibility is based on our standard application process. We also accept the Housing Opportunity Choice Voucher.