The Department of Finance serves many different customers. This includes residents, businesses, other County agencies, taxpayers, homeowners, County employees, retirees, bond holders, and investors.

Providing excellent customer service, is a key goal in the Finance Department's Mission Statement and includes giving compassionate, friendly and efficient service at all times. The purpose of this web site is to assist our customers to quickly find current and accurate information; however, we continue to encourage phone calls, correspondence or in-person visits to the Finance Department to resolve any issues or take care of business.

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          Mission Statement

          The mission of the Department of Finance is to ensure that the County’s financial resources are collected, protected, invested and distributed in a fiscally responsible manner; and to provide optimal financial services to a wide range of constituents including citizens, taxpayers, businesses, agencies and employees of the County with an effective and efficient team of employees.

          To do this, we promise to:

          • Strengthen the County's financial position and reputation
          • Deliver compassionate, friendly, and efficient service
          • Increase staff productivity
          • Create and implement comprehensive plans and actions to achieve the mission

          Contact Us

          Here is a directory for the Department of Finance:

          Department Office Number Email Address
          Department of Finance Main Office 410-313-2195  
          Division of Miscellaneous Billing 410-313-3258 miscbilling@howardcountymd.gov
          Department of Recordation Tax 410-313-2389 recordation@howardcountymd.gov
          Division of Tax Credits 410-313-4076 taxcredit@howardcountymd.gov
          Department of Tax Customer Service 410-313-2062 customerservice@howardcountymd.gov

          Division of Tax Personal Property 
          (for business accounts and business license inquiries only)

          410-313-1160 elicense@howardcountymd.gov
          Division of Tax Sale 410-313-2062 taxsale@howardcountymd.gov
          Department of Water and Sewer 410-313-2058 billing@howardcountymd.gov

          Meet the Team

          Headshot of Rafiu Ighile
          Rafiu Ighile
          Director of Finance
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          Rafiu O. Ighile is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland with an MBA and more than 30 years of accounting experience in government, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. Mr. Ighile is the Director of Finance for Howard County Government Maryland. Prior to that he was the Director of Finance and Administration for the City of Gaithersburg, where here oversaw the Finance, Budget and Procurement functions. Before joining the City of Gaithersburg, Rafiu worked for Howard Public School System (HCPSS) as their Chief Financial Officer. While working as CFO for the Howard County Public School System, managed Finance, Budget, Benefits, and Technology functions. He previously served as the Deputy Director of Finance for Howard County Government where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department. Rafiu served on the Executive Board of Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and a current member of the Maryland GFOA Board of Directors.  He is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Maryland Association of CPAs. Rafiu and his spouse Eki have six daughters.

          Angela M. Price
          Angela M. Price
          Deputy Director of Finance
          Angela Moore
          Angela Moore
          Deputy Director of Finance


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