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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I disagree with my property assessment?

Property values are assessed by the state, not the county. Call the State Assessment Office, Centreville, at (410) 819-4160, or visit the Web site for the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (

What is the property tax rate?

Property tax rates for state, county, and incorporated towns within the county are set July 1 each year. Click here for a table of current rates.

In which property tax district is my property located?

Your property tax identification number is a 10-digit number. The first two digits, '18', indicate Queen Anne's County, the third and fourth digits provide the tax district, and the last six digits are your account number.

Is my tax bill sent to my mortgage company?

No, all tax bills are sent to the homeowners. We do send an electronic file to the mortgage companies and they can pick their customers off of it, but we strongly suggest that you send a copy as well.

What period does the tax bill cover and when is it due?

The billing cycle for Queen Anne’s County is based on a fiscal year running from July 1 to June 30. Due dates are:

Semi-annual - for principal residences - becomes due July 1 and December 1 and are charged interest after September 30 and December 31.

Annual - for a nonprincipal residences - becomes due July 1 and is charged interest after September 30.

What is a supplemental bill and what does it cover?

A supplemental bill is a bill for new construction substantially complete by December 30. This bill covers from January to June on the new construction and is mailed out in January. The bill becomes due on January 1 and is charged interest after March 31.

For information regarding tax credits, please see Tax Credits.

Questions concerning tax bills: (410) 758-0414, then select option #2.

Office of Budget and Finance - Treasury Division
The Liberty Building
107 North Liberty Street
Centreville, Maryland 21617
Phone: 410.758.4064, ext. 2087
Fax: 410.758.4405

Tax Collector
Jonathan R. Seeman, MPA

Director of Budget and Finance
Jonathan R. Seeman, MPA

Chief Treasury Officer
Marie K. Lange

Treasury Specialist
Nancy Haggerty

Collection Specialists:
Amy Steigerwald
Lauren James

Nicole Killian

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday