Dorchester County, Maryland Tax Assessors' Office
501 Court Lane, Room 102
Dorchester County Office Building
Cambridge, Maryland 21613
Where is the Dorchester County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Dorchester County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Dorchester 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 Dorchester 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 Dorchester 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 Dorchester County Assessor's Office at (410) 228 4343 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 Dorchester County Facts:
The median home value in Dorchester County is between $196,497.00 and $213,503.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Dorchester County?
You can try contacting the Dorchester 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 Dorchester County is located in the County Office Building in Cambridge, which is where the Dorchester County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Dorchester County with the contact info listed below.
Dorchester County Phone Number
Dorchester County Fax Number
Dorchester County County Office Building Address
County Office Building
501 Court Lane
Cambridge, MD 21613
Useful Dorchester County Links:
- Dorchester County Tax Records
- Dorchester County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Dorchester County Government Homepage