If your property in Howard County is your primary residence, then your property is eligible for the Homestead Credit during any year in which your assessment increases by more than 5%. You need to submit the one-time Homestead Application to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation.
To determine if you have already filed, go to the Department’s website , click on Real Property Database to find your property. At the bottom of the page for your property, you will see the Homestead Application Status.
If you have received an application with an access code, you can apply online. If not you can print, complete and mail the form available on SDAT’s website.
Any homeowner requiring special assistance may call the Homestead Program of the Department of Assessments and Taxa