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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.
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.
All taxpayers living in their principal residence pay their real property tax bills on a semi-annual schedule unless they opt out of the semi-annual scheduled by making an annual payment by September 30th. Taxpayers who are principal residents will receive a tax bill that will permit them to pay on either a semiannual
Other County Credits
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.
Howard County, Maryland
George Howard Building3430 Courthouse Drive Ellicott City, MD 21043
Information & Referral numbers: (P) 410 313 2022 (F) 410 313 3390