Garrett County, Maryland Tax Assessors' Office
203 South 4th Street, Room 107A
Oakland, Maryland 21550
Where is the Garrett County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Garrett County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Garrett 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 Garrett 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 Garrett 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 Garrett County Assessor's Office at (301) 334 1965 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 Garrett County Facts:
The median home value in Garrett County is between $163,842.00 and $174,958.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Garrett County?
You can try contacting the Garrett 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 Garrett County is located in the County Courthouse in Oakland, which is where the Garrett County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Garrett County with the contact info listed below.
Garrett County Phone Number
Garrett County Fax Number
Garrett County County Courthouse Address
203 South Fourth Street
Oakland, MD 21550-1553