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Payment Information

The George Howard building is currently closed to the public at this time.

The Department of Finance Cashier’s Offices are closed to the public as well. Payment options are as follows:

1. E-checks, debit and credit cards can be used online at

2. Checks and money orders that are sealed in an envelope can be dropped off in the silver drop box located outside the public entrance at the George Howard building in Ellicott City (3430 Court House Drive).

3. Check and money order payments can be mailed to:

Howard County Property Tax
PO Box 3370
Ellicott City, MD 21041

Please make sure payments are made payable to: Howard County Director of Finance

Thank you for your understanding.

You may now pay any or all of the following with a credit card:

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA Accepted.

Water and Sewer Bills -
To pay Water and Sewer Bills by telephone (by Credit Card or Check) use the toll free number: 1-800-263-1923. 

Parking Tickets - To pay a Parking Ticket by phone call 1-866-890-2814. charges a flat convenience fee of $3.50 per citation and is automatically added to your payment.

Payment by credit card does not give Howard County Government access to your credit card number. That information is retained strictly by the vendor. 

All of the vendors we use take full advantage of internet security in the handling of your credit card information.