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Eligible homeowners may reduce their property taxes by applying for a real property tax credit. A list of available credits can be found on the Real Property Tax Credit Information page.
Water and Sewer Capital Charges: Depending on where the property is located in the County, a property served by the County's water and sewer system can have 1 or more annual assessments that are due on the property. Most annual assessments are mailed July 1 to the latest property owner of record. An additional 1.5% is added to the base bill for each month or portion of a month the assessment is past due. Should the assessment remain unpaid as of the third Monday in June, the property will be sold at the annual Tax Sale of the County. To determine the amount of any assessments on a property, you may view the amount due online at Property Bill Search or call the Water and Sewer Accounting Section at 410-638-3311. They will provide you with an explanation of the charges against your property and the length of time remaining for the assessment.
Bills are mailed out July 1 with the base amount due by September 30. Beginning October 1 interest and penalties are added to the base bill amount.
Electronic Payments: As part of our commitment to provide citizens with efficient, convenient services, Harford County, Maryland has partnered with Official Payment Corporation, a third-party payment provider to offer electronic payments over the Internet or by telephone. The third-party provider will assess a convenience fee each time you utilize their service to make Tax and Assessment payments by credit/debit card. Harford County accepts Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover® credit cards and electronic checks.
By Mail: Enclosed with each tax bill is a return envelope for mailing your payment. The address on the envelope is our mail payment processing address located in Baltimore.In Person: You may wish to make payment in person by visiting our office at 220 South Main Street in Bel Air on the 1st floor. The entrance is on the Main Street side of the building. Convenient parking is available on the side and back of the building. Office hours are Monday through Friday, except County holidays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.After Office Hours: A "drop-box" for payment deposits is also located at 220 S. Main Street in Bel Air, at the rear of the building, if our office hours are not convenient. Payments will be processed the next business day. Payments page.
The purpose of assessing interest and penalty is to encourage timely payment of taxes.