The Department of Finance bills and collects various streams of revenue for the County. Scroll down for further information regarding billing, citation or programs. Please utilize these alternatives to pay Howard County Invoices online, by phone or through the mail.
Alternate Payment & Document Processing Options
Announcement : Aging In Place Tax Credit Applications (accepting online applications)
The Howard County Department of Finance is now accepting Aging in Place tax credit applications on-line for first-time applicants only. First-time applicants can also mail completed applications to the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21043, or drop them off at that location. The Aging in Place application deadline has been extended and will now be accepted through Monday, July 31, 2023. If you received an Aging in Place credit in previous years, please do not reapply. If you are still eligible, you will automatically receive the Aging in Place Credit. All other credit applications can be found online at Tax Credits | Howard County. (howardcountymd.gov).
Please contact the Department of Finance at 410-313-2062 or email [email protected] for additional information.
Cashier (Banking Operations)
The County Cashier Office is located on the 1st Floor of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Dr. Ellicott City, MD 21043 to collect parking violation fines, permit fees, water and sewer payments, taxes and other revenue. Payment made in person can be made by cash, check and money order. Checks should be made payable to Director of Finance, Howard County Maryland. 410-313-2195
Payment Drop Box
A drop box for after-hours payment of taxes, parking violation fines and water/sewer bills is next to the main entrance of the George Howard Building.
Click here for directions to our offices.
Payment options are as follows:
1. E-checks, debit and credit cards can be used online at howardcountymd.gov.
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
Checks should be made payable to: Howard County Director of Finance
Thank you for your understanding.
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