Pay your County of Cecil, Maryland Property Taxes online using this service.
When are property taxes due in Cecilco County, Maryland?
Annual property tax bills are mailed in July of each year. The bill is due in July, and is payable during the month of July, August or September without interest. This bill becomes delinquent on October 1st and is subject to interest at the rate of 1% per month until paid. Interest and penalties are calculated on the net amount of the bill after any credit is applied. If a discount is offered by the County or municipality, the discount will be reflected in the payment schedule shown on the front of the bill.
How do I apply for the tax deferral?
You can either download the form or stop by the Cecil County Finance Office at 200 Chesapeake Blvd., Ste. 1100, Elkton, MD 21921 to pick up an application or you may call the office at 410-996-5385 and ask to have an application mailed to you. You must provide proof of age and / or disability as well as proof of income. Please read the instructions to determine what documentation is necessary. To be considered for a first-time tax deferral this tax year, your application MUST be received by our office by September 1.
Is the Deferral Program a permanent reduction in my taxes?
NO. You are only postponing payment of a portion of your taxes. These taxes must be repaid if you cease to occupy the property as your principal residence, you cease to own the property, you do not pay the base amount of taxes and the property becomes subject to Tax Sale, if you fail to re-apply each year in a timely manner, or if your income increases beyond $60,000. In the event of your death, the taxes would have to be repaid by your estate or other co-owners of the property.