Charles County, Maryland Tax Assessors' Office
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, Maryland 20646
Where is the Charles County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Charles County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Charles County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Charles County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Charles County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Charles County Assessor's Office at (301) 645 0685 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Charles County Facts:
The median home value in Charles County is between $351,910.00 and $359,690.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Charles County?
You can try contacting the Charles County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Charles County is located in the County Government Building in La Plata, which is located at PO BOX 2150. You can direct your general inquiries to Charles County with the contact info listed below.
Charles County Phone Number
Charles County Fax Number
Charles County County Government Building Address
County Government Building
PO BOX 2150
La Plata, MD 20646-2150
Useful Charles County Links:
- Charles County Tax Records
- Charles County Government Homepage
- Make a Property Tax Payment
- Charles County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool