All short-term rental properties must have an approved short-term rental permit before operating. The permit must be renewed every year and includes. Charles County manages a program to provide directional and orientation signage outside facilities within designated corridors to direct travelers to cultural and historic sites, recreational and educational facilities, ferries and airports. Direction signs (naming up to eight entities) and orientation signs (naming an entity) can be located on private property or within the county's right-of-way.
These signs, when located on private property, generally require an annual rent payment. Charles County contracts the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of these signs at the expense of the entities advertised on the signs.