ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Pay your Frederick County, Maryland Property Taxes online using this service.

FAQs

When are property taxes due?

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?

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?

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.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT