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Taxes & Payments

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Questions about your taxes and other fees you pay? The links below provide the answers that focus on money matters in Howard County.
Tax Sale Information

The County holds an annual Tax Sale in May or June of each year.  Tax lien certificates for properties with delinquent taxes, water and sewer bills or other liens will be auctioned to the highest bidder.

Taxes and Payments

Real Property Taxes, Water and Sewer Billing, Lien Certifications

Real Property Tax Information
General Information about real property taxes.
Recordation Tax

 As of October 1, 2008, the Howard County Director of Finance is the collector of the Recordation Tax imposed on all documents recorded in the Howard County Land Records pursuant to the Howard County Code Section 11.101. Transfer taxes (Maryland and Howard County) and recording fees will continue to be collected by the Clerk of the Court.

Real Property Tax Deferrals
Tax Deferral program for seniors 65 and older or disabled taxpayers.
Tax Credits - Senior Tax Credit
A County Tax credit is available for homeowners who are at least 70 years old.  The program has both income and asset limits.
Tax Credits - Homeowner's Tax Credit

Homeowner's Tax Credit Program is a State-run program that grants tax credits to homeowners on their owner/occupied residential property based on income and asset criteria.

Tax Credits
A list of available real property tax credits and information about eligibility, including forms for our most frequently requested credits.
Real Property Tax Look Up

View and pay tax bills online.  

Water and Sewer Billing
Water/sewer bills are issued to each property on a quarterly basis and water usage charges are a lien on the property.
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