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 $60 (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.

Maryland 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: If you own real property in tax classes R061 (Kingsview Village Center) or R064 (West Germantown) additional taxes appear on your bill to cover the costs of infrastructure which 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 – Eligibility is based on a homeowner’s household income compared to their property tax bill

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 65 with the property being your principal residence

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.

More on Appealing a Property Tax Assessment

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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New Listing - 7 hours online
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,252
SQFT
17801 Buehler Road 112 #112
Olney, MD 20832
CAMELBACK VILLAGE Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,070
SQFT
The Vineyards Co #4-C-33
3313 Sir Thomas Drive 4-C-33
Silver Spring, MD 20904
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,340
SQFT
15320 Pine Orchard Drive 83-2e #83-2E
Silver Spring, MD 20906
ROSSMOOR MUTUAL #19 Subdivision
$205,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
6 Brassie Court
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
THOMAS CHOICE Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,225
SQFT
15101 Interlachen Drive 1-823 #1-823
Silver Spring, MD 20906
GREENS AT LEISURE WORLD Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$205,000
Penthouse Unit/Flat/Apartment For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
861
SQFT
Wintergate At Lo #10-33
2812 Clear Shot Drive 10-33
Silver Spring, MD 20906
New Listing - a week online
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,115
SQFT
Fairways North C #917
3310 N Leisure World Boulevard 917
Silver Spring, MD 20906
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
496
SQFT
721 Erie Avenue 5 #5
Takoma Park, MD 20912
TAKOMA PARK/MONTG COUNTY Subdivision
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,087
SQFT
Waters Edge Nort #G
12209 St Peter Court G
Germantown, MD 20874
Open House 05/31 at 3:15PM
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
501
SQFT
Willoughby Of Ch #1729N
5500 Friendship Boulevard 1729n
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
New Listing - a week online
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,081
SQFT
Park Place At Mo #25
9814 Feathertree Terrace 25
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
710
SQFT
4242 East West Highway 901 #901
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
RIVIERA OF CHEVY CHASE Subdivision
$214,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,138
SQFT
3330 N Leisure World Boulevard 5-227 #5-227
Silver Spring, MD 20906
FAIRWAYS SOUTH Subdivision
$215,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,078
SQFT
3133 W University Boulevard A6 #A6
Kensington, MD 20895
MONTGOMERY CENTURY Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$215,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,145
SQFT
124 Crossbow Lane 310 #310
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
NONE AVAILABLE Subdivision
$215,000
Commercial For Sale
Active Under Contract
MONTGOMERY-MD
COUNTY
Diamond Farm (Co #L-1
845 Quince Orchard Boulevard L-1
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
New Listing - 4 days online
$215,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
679
SQFT
Parkside Codm #301
10400 Montrose Avenue 301
Bethesda, MD 20814
$217,500
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
733
SQFT
Rock Creek Apts #202
2410 Colston Drive 202
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Price Change - 3 days ago
$217,500
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,280
SQFT
8813 Cross Country Place
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
MEADOWVALE Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$219,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,005
SQFT
Homeland Vill Ol #33
18229 Rolling Meadow Way 33
Olney, MD 20832

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