Take the Credit!

Maryland Homeowner’s Property Tax Credit

Read Below To Learn More!


Property Tax Facts

Owning a home in Baltimore is expensive

  • The property tax rate in Baltimore City (2.25%) is twice as high as any other Maryland county

Foreclosure rates are high

  • An estimated 1 in 328 Baltimore homes go through foreclosure

Maryland has a Homeowner’s Tax Credit few receive

  • Less than 6% of homeowners in Baltimore City take advantage of it

We want to change that.


Ownership and Tax Credits in Baltimore

Select a Property to get more information.

After choosing a property, click the link in the upper corner for detailed tax information

Property data was gathered from the Baltimore Open GIS Portal. We filtered the data to identify all of the owner-occupied homes. Among these properties, we identified which homeowners were receiving the tax credit and how much they were saving.

Quick Facts:

Owner occupied homes make up 48.3% of all properties in Baltimore city.

Less than 6% of these homeowners are taking advantage of the state tax credit.


You may be eligible if:

1. You own the house you live in

2. Your combined household income is less than $60,000 a year

Full details regarding eligibility are available here

If you are eligible:

Great! Check out how much you might save and find out how to apply

If you aren’t eligible:

Check the map and tell others about this site. Chances are some of your friends, family, or neighbors are eligible and don’t know it.


How much could you save?

Enter in some basic information about your income and property value below to calculate how much money you might save by applying for the tax credit.

Your Household Income       Approximate Property Value                  

According to our calculations, your tax limit should be $1680 and you could save $3820 by applying for the property tax credit.


Ready to take the credit?

####Applying for the tax credit is easy! All that is required is filling out a short form and supplying a copy of your most recent tax return.

Applications are available:


By phone (1-800-944-7403)

In person at these locations


Questions about the tax credit program?

Refer to the Homeowners’ Tax Credit page


Email sdat.baltcity@maryland.gov

For questions or comments about this site:

Twitter: @Ryan_J_Smith

Email: ryan (at) datadriven.science


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