Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board

Regular Meetings
  • Once a month, as needed
  • District Court Building
    4th Floor
    Bel Air, MD 21014
Members
  • Patricia A. Donovan
    Term expires: May 2019
  • Elliot Kleinman
    Term expires: May 2018
  • Mary Lou Olszewski
    Term expires: May 2017
  • Diane L. Sengstacke, Alternate
    Term expires: May 2018
Description
Code
Article 81, Section 3-103 of the Annotated Code of the State of Maryland, mandates this board.

Membership
Membership includes 3 regular members and 1 alternate member appointed by the Governor of the State of Maryland.

The County Executive submits 3 names for each vacancy to the County Council for confirmation. After confirmation of the Council, names for the vacancy will be submitted to the Governor for appointment to the property Tax Assessment Appeal Board.

Members are appointed for 5-year terms. The Governor will appoint a chair for the board.

Duties
The Appeal Board hears appeals concerning:
  • Credits for elderly and disabled renters
  • Credits for homeowners
  • Credits for real property leases to a religious group
  • Personal property valued by the supervisors
  • Real property values and assessments
  • The rejection of an application for a property tax exemption
  • The value of easements under the Agriculture Article