Howard County, Maryland Tax Assessors' Office
3430 Court House Drive, 2nd Floor
George Howard Building
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
Where is the Howard County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Howard County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Howard 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 Howard 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 Howard 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 Howard County Assessor's Office at (410) 313 2022 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 Howard County Facts:
The median home value in Howard County is between $451,748.00 and $460,652.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Howard County?
You can try contacting the Howard 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 Howard County is located in the County Office Building in Ellicott City, which is where the Howard County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Howard County with the contact info listed below.
Howard County Phone Number
Howard County Fax Number
Howard County County Office Building Address
County Office Building
3430 Court House Dr
Ellicott City, MD 21043-4300