Understanding Maryland Property Taxes
Overview of Maryland Taxes
Maryland collects a total of $62,804,634,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $9,524,108,000 comes from property taxes, or 15.2% of total revenue. As a result, Maryland has the 24th highest property tax rate in the country, which is 3.5% 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 Maryland is $343,936, meaning the average Maryland homeowner pays 1.03% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $10.27 for every $1,000 in home value.
Property Tax Calendar
Maryland's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Maryland, there are important constants. Maryland'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, is Jan-1. Maryland property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts 45 days from receipt of notice. The date which property tax bills become due on is September 30.
Property Tax Calculator
If you are are a current homeowner in Maryland or are looking at buying a specific property in Maryland, check out our Maryland 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 Maryland and want to understand the size of your property tax bill, check out our Maryland Property Tax Tool to see what your bill would be.
Property Tax Information for Maryland Counties
The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Maryland.
|County||Average Home Value||Average Tax Bill||Bill per $1,000|
|Anne Arundel County||$401,679||$3,179||$7.90|
|Prince George's County||$273,922||$3,734||$13.60|
|Queen Anne's County||$418,035||$3,307||$7.90|
|St. Mary's County||$325,310||$2,785||$8.60|
Want to learn more about Maryland property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below: