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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New Listing - 4 days online
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,409
SQFT
Pineway Towers C #601
8830 Piney Branch Road 601
Silver Spring, MD 20903
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,212
SQFT
10006 Stedwick Road 203 #203
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
CENTER COURT Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,020
SQFT
11911 Parklawn Drive 303 #303
Rockville, MD 20852
WALNUT GROVE CM Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,085
SQFT
North Creek Plac #7
2507 Baltimore Road 7
Rockville, MD 20853
Price Change - a week ago
$204,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
960
SQFT
9807 Brassie
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
THOMAS CHOICE WEST Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
770
SQFT
Grosvenor Park Ii #615
10500 Rockville Pike 615
Rockville, MD 20852
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$205,000
Penthouse Unit/Flat/Apartment For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,087
SQFT
Waters Edge Nort #L
12209 St Peter Court L
Germantown, MD 20874
$205,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
570
SQFT
19530 Jerusalem Church Terrace
Poolesville, MD 20837
POOLESVILLE Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$205,500
Penthouse Unit/Flat/Apartment For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
949
SQFT
Brookstone Codm #5-C
13401 Ansel Terrace 5-C
Germantown, MD 20874
$209,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
998
SQFT
3121 Farnborough Court 259-A #259-A
Silver Spring, MD 20906
ROSSMOOR MUTUAL #11 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$209,422
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,210
SQFT
15101 Interlachen Drive 1-1009 #1-1009
Silver Spring, MD 20906
LEISURE WORLD Subdivision
$209,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,248
SQFT
18712 Curry Powder Lane
Germantown, MD 20874
GERMANTOWN PARK Subdivision
Price Change - 2 days ago
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,145
SQFT
Greens Of Warthe #355
110 Bent Twig Lane 355
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
454
SQFT
Willoughby Of Ch #2402N
5500 Friendship Boulevard 2402n
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,035
SQFT
Vantage Point Ea #514
3200 N Leisure World Boulevard 514
Silver Spring, MD 20906
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,273
SQFT
Breckenridge Cod #302-254
9800 Leatherfern Terrace 302-254
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
$210,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
887
SQFT
Westlake Park Bl #701
7420 Westlake Terrace 701
Bethesda, MD 20817
Price Change - a week ago
$214,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,273
SQFT
Breckenridge Cod #102-288
18310 Feathertree Way 102-288
Gaithersburg, MD 20886
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$214,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,066
SQFT
Esprit Codm #101
20317 Beaconfield Terrace 101
Germantown, MD 20874
$215,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,210
SQFT
15101 Interlachen Drive 1-609 #1-609
Silver Spring, MD 20906
THE GRNS AT LEISURE WRLD Subdivision

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