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Tax Rates

Baltimore County imposes taxes on the following:

  • Real Property—$1.10 per $100 of assessed value
  • Personal Property—$2.75 per $100 of assessed value
  • Personal Income Tax—2.83 percent of the Maryland Adjusted Gross
  • Hotel Occupancy—Eight percent of Room Rate
  • Real Property Transfers—1.5 percent of purchase price (excluding the first $22,000 of residential transfers) and $2.50 per $500 of total value
  • 911 Emergency Telephone Fee—75 cents per month applied to telephone bill
  • General Telephone Service—Eight percent of monthly charges (government owned properties, non-profits, charities, etc. are exempt)
  • Electricity (non-residential)—$.0053 per kwh general rate and $.00375 large manufacturer rate
  • Admission and Amusement—10 percent
  • Trailers and Mobile Homes—Seven percent with cap of $20 per month per pad

There are exemptions available for electrical and telephone taxes. For an exemption form, contact the Office of Budget and Finance at 410-887-2404.

Constant Yield Tax Rate

In the last taxable year, the County real property tax rate as of July 1, 2017 was $1.10, and the certified assessment of the net assessable real property was $80,042,593,937. The assessment multiplied by the rate produced property tax revenues of $880,468,533.

For this taxable year, the certified assessment of the net assessable real property is $81,632,838,486. To produce the same real property tax revenue as last year, the tax rate would have to be $1.0786. The rate is called the constant yield tax rate.

For this taxable year, the actual property tax rate is $1.10, which is different from the constant yield tax rate. The rate is more than the constant yield tax rate and will produce in real property tax revenues $17,469,427 more than would be produced by the constant yield tax rate.

 
Revised October 18, 2018         

 

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