Montgomery County MD Property Taxes: Let us Help You Appeal

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As the saying goes, the only two sure things in life are taxes and….well, let’s just talk about property taxes in Montgomery County!

How the Tax Rate is Determined – The real property tax rate is set each year by the County Council and applied to the assessed value of the property. The fully phased-in assessed value equals the full cash value of the property – according to the county – this is NOT market value. The real property tax is levied annually on all taxable land and improvements (the home and other buildings).

Other charges that may be included in your Real Property Consolidated Tax Bill are:

  • state and county taxes;
  • city levies, e.g. Rockville property tax;
  • solid waste and recycling charges (which vary, based on services provided);
  • stormwater management fee,
  • water quality protection charge which provides inspections and maintenance for county stormwater facilities, protecting streams, water supplies and property by keeping stormwater facilities functioning properly and continually capable of removing pollution, recharging ground water, protecting stream banks and keeping roads and property from flooding;
  • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) connection charge/front foot benefit charge for sewer and public water;
  • all properties in Maryland are levied an annual fee of $30 (included in WSSC charge) dedicated to the Bay Restoration Fund, in order to improve the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay. Homeowners on septic systems are levied this on their county tax bill.

Montgomery County MD SealMaryland Real Property Tax bills are due bi-annually – twice a year. You will receive a copy of your tax bill and it is your responsibility to make sure that your mortgage company has received it and it is scheduled for them to pay out of your mortgage escrow account, if it is established as such. If it is not included in your escrow, you are responsible for payment by the due date.

Special Development Districts: There are several current and proposed development districts in Montgomery County, including Germantown and Clarksburg where the costs of infrastructure are paid back to the county, who has fronted the bonds. This is intended to make sure that new construction has the roads and other services to support the increase in homes.

Maryland is on a three (3) year assessment cycle. If you put your Montgomery County MD home up for sale, you are required to disclose your current property taxes and the estimated taxes a new owner would pay (which will in most cases be higher). You can find information for invidual properties below.

Montgomery County Property Tax Credit Information

Homestead Credit – To assist homeowners affected by a large assessment increase by capping the increase. It is not applicable the first year that the home was purchased

County Supplemental Tax Credit – For households earning less than $60,000.00

Homeowner’s Property Tax Credit – For those living on limited or fixed incomes, compared to the tax bill

Senior Tax Credit – One of the property owners must be age 70

Fire Sprinkler System Credit – A one-time tax credit to partially offset the cost

The County offers many tax credits and exemptions against the real property tax for which you may be eligible.

Appealing your Property Tax Assessment

If you feel that the estimate of your property value is wrong, the assessment appeal process is available to you. The Myers Team would be happy to help you collect information on comparables to support your appeal, just call us at 301-910-9910.

Property owners will normally receive a Notice of Assessment every three years that shows the old market value as well as the new market value. The new value reflects past sales and other conditions affecting the property from the time of the last assessment.

If you decide to appeal, the first step is to reply to the Notice of Assessment by signing and returning the appeal form within 45 days of the date of the notice. Following this, a personal or telephone hearing will be scheduled. Appeals can also be made in writing, eliminating the need for a hearing.

Quick Links for Property Taxes in Montgomery County

General FAQs on Montgomery County property taxes

How to find the current property tax for a specific Montgomery County MD home

How to find the estimated property tax a new owner would pay

Montgomery County Property Tax Rates

More on Montgomery County MD real estate taxes

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$200,000
Condo For Sale
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2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,052
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London Terrace C #5
8614 Manchester Road
Silver Spring, MD 20901
$204,900
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,248
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18641 Turmeric Court
Germantown, MD 20874
GERMANTOWN PARK Subdivision
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
511
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Willoughby Of Ch #1115N
5500 Friendship Boulevard
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
949
SQFT
Brookstone Codm #5-B
13401 Ansel Terrace
Germantown, MD 20874
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,036
SQFT
Washington Tower #507
9701 Fields Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,026
SQFT
Washington Tower #1505
9701 Fields Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Price Change - yesterday
$205,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
19955 Drexel Hill Circle
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
ROGERS FORGE Subdivision
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
922
SQFT
Longmead Crossin #4AD
14913 Cleese Court
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Price Change - 2 days ago
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
854
SQFT
Grosvenor Park 111 #326
10401 Grosvenor Place
Rockville, MD 20852
New Listing - 5 days online
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
936
SQFT
Wintergate At Lo #8
14101 Fall Acre Court
Silver Spring, MD 20906
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$205,500
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
952
SQFT
The Monterey Cod #218
3425 Hewitt Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$206,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
Westlake Park Bl #801
7420 Westlake Terrace
Bethesda, MD 20817
$208,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
454
SQFT
Willoughby Of Ch #1002N
5500 Friendship Boulevard
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
$208,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,111
SQFT
Churchill View C #6-G
12914 Churchill Ridge Circle
Germantown, MD 20874
Price Change - 7 days ago
$209,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,231
SQFT
Americana Centre #310
118 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20850
$209,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
933
SQFT
Wintergate At Lo #11-5
14104 Valleyfield Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20906
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$209,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
696
SQFT
Rock Creek Apts #W-102
2217 Washington Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Price Change - 5 days ago
$209,500
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
912
SQFT
Grosvenor Park Iii #208
10401 Grosvenor Place
Rockville, MD 20852
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,231
SQFT
The Americana Centre #1202
4 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20850
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,093
SQFT
Turnberry Courts #502
3005 Leisure World Boulevard South
Silver Spring, MD 20906

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