Property, Housing, Development
Does the City offer discounts if I pay my property taxes early?
Yes, there is a 0.5% discount of the City Tax if the bill is paid by July 31.
What are my options if I cannot afford to pay my property tax bill?
The City does not enter into payment agreements for real estate taxes. The City accepts partial payments that will be credited to your tax bill, but your bill must be paid in full before December 31 of the year the bill was issued. If your bill is not paid in full, your property is at risk for inclusion in the tax sale in May of the following year.
What do I do if I overpaid my property taxes by accident?
Send a written request to the Revenue Accounting Section, 200 Holliday Street, Room 3, Baltimore, MD 21202. Make sure to include on your request your account number, proof of payment, and if you prefer to receive a refund check or would like the funds transferred to another account. If you would like the funds transferred to another account, make sure to include the type of account and account number where the funds are to be directed.
How do I change my mailing address for my real property tax bills and any other bills?
To change your mailing address on the Real Property File for tax bills you should send a written request to the City’s Department of Transportation Property Location Section, 401 E Fayette Street, Suite 101, Baltimore, MD 21202, email: [email protected] or fax to 410-576-8310. Requests must be submitted by the owner or authorized agent for the owner and include the address or block & lot of the property in question, new mailing address, signature of owner or authorized agent and phone number.
Supporting documentation must accompany the request for the authorized agent. To Contact the Property Location Section, you may call them at 410-396-3800.
You can find mailing address change request forms on the Department of Transportations website: https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/quick-forms
Changes to the Water Bill will need to be submitted to Department of Public Works Water Billing Section at 200 Holliday Street, Room 404, Baltimore, MD 21202 or through email at [email protected]. You can contact them at 410-396-5398.
If the property is subject to any annual Registrations you will need to contact the Department of Housings Registration Office at 410-396-3575 or [email protected]