Alternative Payment and Document Processing Options


  1. Please utilize these alternatives to pay Howard County invoices online, by phone or through the mail. 






Water Bills

PO Box 37213, Baltimore, MD 21297-3213


Real Property Tax Bills

PO Box 37237, Baltimore, MD 21297-3237


Personal Property Tax Bills

PO Box 37237, Baltimore, MD 21297-3237


Misc Billings






Red Light

PO Box 37236, Baltimore, MD 21297-3236


Speed Camera

PO Box 17022, Baltimore, MD 21297-1022





False Alarm



Lien certfication







General Link to Online Payments





  1. Water and Sewer general customer service – To help our customers, the County has suspended all water disconnections.  If you have questions, please call 410-313-2058 or after hours at 410-313-2929.


  1. If you are applying for tax credits, application materials are available online at  You may also call 410-313-4076 for service over the phone or to request documents to be mailed to you.   Please mail completed applications to:


Howard County Department of Finance

Attention: Tax Credits

3430 Court House Drive

Ellicott City, MD 21043


                                             Please do not email sensitive personal information such as W-2s or tax information.


  1. For recordation services, we recommend enrolling with Simplifile which will allow us to receive and process your documents electronically.  This also allows your documents to be received at Howard County Circuit Court.  Please enroll at:


  1. For lien certifications as an alternative to mailing, please email requests, including your contact information and parcel number, to:   The $50 lien certification fee can be paid online through a payment link we will email back to you when we receive your request. 


  1. If you received a notice regarding delinquent taxes or tax sale, we can accept payments by mail or online. The County's tax sale has been changed until August 5, 2020.