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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1
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3
BED
2
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1,455
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Normandie Lake 1 #6
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$200,000
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1
TOTAL BATHS
456
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5500 Friendship Boulevard 1621n
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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$203,000
Condo For Sale
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1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
893
SQFT
10500 Rockville Pike 214 #214
Rockville, MD 20852
GROSVENOR PARK Subdivision
$205,000
Condo For Sale
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1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
708
SQFT
The Elizabeth Condomimnium #1205
4601 N Park Avenue 1205
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,340
SQFT
15311 Beaverbrook Court 90-2a #90-2A
Silver Spring, MD 20906
LEISURE WORLD Subdivision
$205,000
Commercial For Sale
Active Under Contract
MONTGOMERY-MD
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Jackson Place So #1B
932 Hungerford Drive 1b
Rockville, MD 20850
$205,000
Condo For Sale
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1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
904
SQFT
Americana Finmark #27-516
9900 Georgia Avenue 27-516
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Price Change - yesterday
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,104
SQFT
None Available #911
10201 Grosvenor Place 911
Rockville, MD 20852
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Please verify times due to COVID-19
$205,000
Condo For Sale
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2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,115
SQFT
Leisure World 2 #3-1008
15115 Interlachen Drive 3-1008
Silver Spring, MD 20906
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$206,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
846
SQFT
2200 Greenery Lane 102-23 #102-23
Silver Spring, MD 20906
GLENWAYE GARDENS Subdivision
$208,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
818
SQFT
10201 Grosvenor Place 1219 #1219
Rockville, MD 20852
GROSVENOR PARK Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$209,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
979
SQFT
Seneca Knolls Co #2-211
13107 Briarcliff Terrace 2-211
Germantown, MD 20874
New Listing - 4 days online
$209,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,195
SQFT
Fairways North C #124
3310 N Leisure World Boulevard 124
Silver Spring, MD 20906
$209,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
731
SQFT
10320 Westlake Drive E201 #E201
Bethesda, MD 20817
WEST SPRING Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$209,600
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
798
SQFT
Hilltop Codm #9
7736 Maple Avenue 9
Takoma Park, MD 20912
New Listing - 24 hours online
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,115
SQFT
Greens At Leisur #3-201
15115 Interlachen Drive 3-201
Silver Spring, MD 20906
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
454
SQFT
Willoughby Of Ch #2002N
5500 Friendship Boulevard 2002n
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,165
SQFT
614 Sligo Avenue 207 #207
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THE CAROLYN Subdivision

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