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While differing in the method of calculation each approach is designed to indicate the property’s fair market value. The property tax is primarily a local government revenue. Counties and cities depend on the property tax and a portion of the income tax to make up their budgets. View the property tax rates in your area.
NOTE: The Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation does not charge homeowners to appeal their property assessments. If you receive mail offering to file a Petition for Review of Real Property for a fee please throw it out. The Department's Petition for Review form can be found here.
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The name of the ad valorem tax district, if any, in which the account is located. (Ad valorem means "according to value." An ad valorem tax, such as the property tax, is calculated according to the value of the property.)
This is the real property account identifier assigned by the Department. In most counties, the number consists of a two-digit district code and an account code. In Anne Arundel County the account identifier is a two-digit district code, a three-digit subdivision code, and an account code. In Baltimore City the account identifier is a two-digit ward number, a two-digit section number, a four-digit block number, and a lot number.
The reassessment area in which the property is located. The Department reassesses all real property in the state on a three-year cycle. Area 1 will be revalued as of January 1, 2010, 2013, 2016 etc. Area 2 will be revalued as of January 1, 2011, 2014, 2017 etc. Area 3 will be revalued as of January 1, 2012, 2015, 2018 etc.
The full cash value of the property as determined prior to the most recent assessment. The date of finality (valuation date) for this value will typically be three years prior to the most recent assessment (current value). Along with the current value, the base value is used to calculate the phase-in values.