Damaged properties may qualify for tax relief
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation is encouraging Queen Anne’s County residents whose real property was damaged by Monday’s severe weather to contact the department, as they may qualify to have their property assessments reduced. Call 410 819-4160 for more information. Applications can also be mailed to the local office at 120 Broadway, Suite 7, Centreville, MD 21617.
In the coming weeks, SDAT’s assessors will also begin visiting areas impacted by the severe weather to locate and identify damaged property. When a decrease in value is confirmed by an assessor — either from an exterior inspection or from a resident submitting an application — the new real property assessment will be sent to Queen Anne’s County’s Finance Office and a new tax bill may be issued. If a property owner has already paid their tax bill, a prorated abatement will be issued. If the extent of damage is not clear from an exterior inspection, the application will be delivered to the property owner for them to complete and send back.