Frequently asked questions from County of Frederick

When are property taxes due?

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Annual and semi-annual tax bills are mailed to homeowners in July of each year. The semi-annual bill has coupons for both installments. The tax bills are also posted to the county’s website by July 1st. If you have not received your bill, please check the county’s website or call the Treasury Department at 301-600-1111.

What are other options to make my property tax payment?

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By Credit Card Frederick County has partnered with Govolution to facilitate credit and debit card payments. The merchant card processor assesses a service fee each time a credit or debit card is used. Payments by credit and debit cards are assessed a service fee of 2.5% of the property tax payment amount. Frederick County receives no money from this service fee. Payments can be made online. Under Online Payments click on Real Estate Taxes Inquiry and Payment. If you encounter problems with your credit or debit transaction, please contact the Treasury Department at 301-600-1111. To Pay By Mail Frederick County Treasury Department 30 N. Market St. Frederick, MD 21701 To Pay In Person Payments to the county may be made at the Treasurer's Office located at 30 North Market Street in Frederick. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Accepted forms of payment are cash, checks, money orders, credit and debit cards (a service fee of 2.5% will be added to all credit and debit card transactions). For Lenders there is a Mass Payment Option Lenders, if you are interested in the Mass Payment Process, please contact our billing office at 301-600-1111. Tax Lien Sale Redemption by Owners The owner or other person having an estate or interest in the property sold has the right to redeem the property tax lien at any time until the right of redemption is finally foreclosed by an order of the Circuit Court (Section 14-827). During this period of redemption, the owner of the property has the right to continue in possession of and to exercise all rights of ownership until such time as the right of redemption is foreclosed (Section 14-830).

How to redeem a property tax lien?

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To redeem a property tax lien, the owner shall: Determine the redemption amount and the need to obtain a release for actual and reasonable expenses from the certificate of sale holder by calling 301-600-1111; during the first 4 months after the date of the tax sale, properties may be redeemed without payment of the expenses listed below, including legal fees; Reimburse the certificate of sale holder for actual and reasonable expenses incurred after a 4 month waiting period in preparation for any action to foreclose the right of redemption, and obtain a release from the certificate of sale holder, the plaintiff, or their attorney, that all reimbursable fees and expenses, if any, were satisfied; and Present the release to the collector and pay all redemption amounts due described below and all taxes in arrears after the tax sale to bring the tax account current. The redemption amount includes the amount due sold at tax sale, any interest computed from the date of tax sale to the date of the redemption payment (Section 14-828), and reimbursement to the certificate of sale holder for actual and reasonable expenses incurred after a 4 month waiting period in preparation for any action to foreclose the right of redemption, including fees paid for recording the certificate of sale, for actual and reasonable attorney's fees for each certificate of sale, for expenses incurred in the publication and service of process by publication, for reasonable fees for a necessary title search, and for taxes (together with interest and penalties) arising after the date of sale that have been paid by the plaintiff or the holder of the certificate of sale (Section 14-843). The current redemption interest rate, as stated on the certificate of sale, is 8% per annum. Redemption payment must be made by certified check, cashier' s check, money order, or cash to Frederick County. When all redemption obligations are satisfied by the owner, the Collector shall; Notify the holder of the certificate of sale that the property was redeemed and the certificate must be surrendered to the Collector; and Upon receipt of the certificate of sale, remit all money received for redemption and the high-bid premium, to the holder of the certificate (Section14-828c); the county will refund the high-bid premium without interest, to the holder of the tax sale certificate on redemption of the property tax lien or to the plaintiff in an action to foreclose the right of redemption on delivery of a tax sale deed for the property for which the high-bid premium was paid. The high-bid premium is not refundable after the time required (under Section 14-833) for the filing of an action to foreclose the right of redemption, if there has been no redemption and if an action to foreclose the right of redemption has not been filed within that time.

When can I first file for Unemployment Insurance benefits in Maryland?

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Eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits cannot be determined until you actually file an initial claim. If you are unemployed or working part-time, file your claim as soon as possible, as your eligibility begins the week in which you file your claim. Your claim becomes effective the Sunday of the week during which you apply for benefits.

What information do I need to have before filing an unemployment insurance claim online in Maryland?

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You will need to have the following information to file for Unemployment Insurance Claim in Maryland Online:

  • your name, Social Security number, address and telephone number;
  • if you are claiming dependents, you will need their names, birth dates and Social Security numbers; and
  • the name, complete payroll address, telephone number and reason for separation for each employer you worked for in the 18 months prior to filing your claim.
  • if you are not a citizen, proof of your alien status
  • if you were in the military within the last 18 months, your DD214, Member 4.
  • if you worked for the Federal Government, your Form-50 or SF-8 if available

Are unemployment insurance payments taxable in Maryland?

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Yes. Any unemployment insurance benefits that you receive must be reported as part of your gross income for both state and federal tax purposes.

To assist you in filing your tax returns, the Maryland State Department of Labor will send you an IRS Form 1099-G showing the total amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to you during the previous year. You may elect to have taxes deducted from unemployment insurance payments.

You can choose to have either Federal taxes, Maryland state taxes, both or neither deducted from your payment. You must sign and return the W-4 form to us before any taxes can be withheld from your unemployment insurance benefits.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Where can I find the official records of Coronavirus cases in the State of Maryland?

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You can find the list of all cases reported in Maryland along with the counties affected here

Who is eligible to register to vote in Maryland?

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To register to vote, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen;
  • A Maryland resident; and
  • At least 16 years old*.

You cannot have been:

  • Convicted of buying or selling votes;
  • Under guardianship for mental disability and found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote; or
  • Convicted of a felony and currently serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment. (Effective March 10, 2016)

*You may register to vote if you are at least 16 years old but cannot vote unless you will be at least 18 years old by the next general election.

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