Deadline for Maryland Homeowners - Homestead Tax Credit

Deadline for Maryland Homeowners - Homestead Tax Credit

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What is the Homestead Tax Credit?

The Homestead Credit limits the increase in taxable assessments each year to a fixed percentage. Every county and municipality in Maryland is required to limit taxable assessment increases to 10% or less each year.

Application Requirement

To prevent improper granting of this credit on rented or multiple properties of a single owner, a law was enacted in 2007 that requires all homeowners to submit a one-time application to establish eligibility for the credit.

Why should I want to submit the application?

Because of assessment increases and because of the low assessment caps adopted by the county governments, many homeowners in the State have been receiving substantial homestead credits each year on their property tax bills. 

How do I file the Homestead Eligibility Application? 

a.  File electronically: The application mailed out to you will contain an Access Number so you may file electronically on our site at 

b.   Mail the application: You may mail in the completed paper application the Department sends you. You may also print and mail the completed PDF copy of the application available on our web site.  Applications must be postmarked by December 31, 2012. 

c.  Fax the application: You may also fax in the completed paper application to the Department at 410-225-9344. 


Mail completed application to:
Department of Assessments and Taxation
Homestead Tax Credit Division
301 West Preston Street, 8th Floor
Baltimore MD 21201 

Contact the Homestead Division
Telephone: 410-767-2165
Fax: 410-225-9344

You can find out if you have already filed an application by looking up your property in our Real Property database

For more information and Frequently Asked Questions visit Assessment and Taxation.

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