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How to Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment in Montgomery County, MD

Real Estate Sales Representative with W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtors, a Long & Foster Co.

If you received a property tax assessment that you believe is too high, or if you recently purchased a home for less than the assessed value, it may be worth the effort to appeal the property tax assessment-even if you are in the middle of the three year assessment cycle.  Information on the appeal process can be found on the State of Maryland Department of Assessments website:  http://sdatcert4.resiusa.org/appeals2008/.  

If your property is located in Montgomery County, Maryland, you may contact the local assessment office and ask for Roberta Ward, who is extremely helpful and can walk you through the process.  Her email is rward@dat.state.md.us, and her phone number is (240) 314-4511.

I'm happy to do a Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) to help you determine the market value of your home, if you should decide to ask for an appeal.  Please just email me at Colleen.Barlow@LongandFoster.com and give me the address of your property and details such as the number of bedrooms, baths, square footage (if you know it), and any information on updates you've made to the property.

Wishing you a wonderful 2009!

Colleen Barlow, Realtor

Phone: 301-717-1663

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Jan 28, 2009 09:26 AM
Timothy Vo

I want to thank you for so much help with your post!! I'd always wanted to appeal, but had no clue where to start the process. I called the number you posted and spoken to Roberta Ward and she was able to begin the process of my appeal. Thank you again.


Jun 30, 2009 06:21 AM
Achu Gorden

i want to appeal for how much i pay as property taxes for these reasons i am paying more then my neighbors the value of the property has is under water.


hope to here from you soon

Gorden Achu 

Aug 03, 2009 10:55 AM