Understanding Delaware Property Taxes

Overview of Delaware Taxes

Delaware collects a total of $10,172,660,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $883,217,000 comes from property taxes, or 8.7% of total revenue. As a result, Delaware has the 47th highest property tax rate in the country, which is 48.7% less than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across Delaware is $262,855, meaning the average Delaware homeowner pays 0.55% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $5.47 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

Delaware's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Delaware, there are important constants. Delaware's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, varies by locality. Delaware property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, varies by locality. The date which property tax bills become due on is Varies.

Property Tax Calculator

If you are are a current homeowner in Delaware or are looking at buying a specific property in Delaware, check out our Delaware Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.

Property Tax Tool

If you are planning to buy a home in Delaware and want to understand the size of your property tax bill, check out our Delaware Property Tax Tool to see what your bill would be.

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Property Tax Information for Delaware Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Delaware.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Kent County $221,383 $998 $4.50
New Castle County $270,440 $1,817 $6.70
Sussex County $273,959 $869 $3.20

Want to learn more about Delaware property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Kent County New Castle County Sussex County

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