In addition, effective July 1, 2011, small businesses with tax bills less than $100,000 are also on a semi-annual payment schedule.
The County and mortgage lenders will assume that taxes are being paid semi-annually. To have your lender make annual payments, they must be notified prior to May 1 of the upcoming tax year. The County does not need to be notified, the County will accept both semi-annual and annual payments.
All other credits will be listed on the tax bill in the detail section of the bill and will be shown as a subtraction from the amount due.
Taxes which remain delinquent on March 1 of each year receive a final legal notice. Additional penalties are imposed on April 1 of each year and payments made after this date must be in the form of cash or certified check. Credit card payments may be made online. Delinquent taxes will result in the sale of the property tax lien through public Tax Sale.
Division of Taxpayer Services
PO Box 3370
Ellicott City, Maryland 21041-3370
Mark the envelope –“REFUND REQUEST”
The County accepts Credit Cards and e-checks only online. Govolution charges a convenience fee of $1.50 for e-check transactions, $3.95 for VISA Consumer Debt transactions, 2.45% for all other debit and credit card transactions for payments of Personal Property Taxes and Real Property Taxes. These are automatically added during your transaction.
The State of Maryland provides for other exemptions including those for disabled veterans and blind persons. More information is available at the State website.
Howard County provides tax credits for the following. For more information 410-313-4076
Day Care Provider
Surviving spouse of an emergency worker
Property lease or occupied by a religious group
Renovation of Historic Property
Sprinkler system in historic building
Green building energy conservation devices
Therapeutic Riding Facilities
Commercial or Industrial businesses
Brownfields Enterprise Zone
Supervisor of Assessments and Taxation
Howard County Office
District Court Multi-Service Center
3451 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043