Finance & Budget
Andrew Mackel, Director of Finance
Government Office Building, Room 102
Corner of North Division St. & Route 50,
Downtown Salisbury, MD
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4036,
Salisbury, MD 21803
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Information for Wicomico County Taxpayers
Annual real estate tax bills are mailed each July. There is a six month new construction billing each January. There is a 1% discount on either full year or the first semiannual payment of County taxes if paid by August 31st. Interest charges start on October 1st. An alternative semi-annual tax payment plan for principal residences is offered each tax year. Contact the office for details.
Penalties for failure to pay real estate taxes include interest charges which are added to the tax bill if not paid by October 1. In addition, a 0.5% per month penalty accrues beginning January 1. A $35.00 County Attorney Fee is assessed as of March 1st on delinquent accounts. This fee includes the cost of notifying the property owner by letter and preparing a description of each property. If taxes remain unpaid, the property is advertised for sale four times prior to the June tax sale. Beginning May 1st, only cash, money orders or bank checks will be accepted in payment of taxes not paid by April 30th. Properties will be sold at the tax sale and the proceeds used to pay the delinquent taxes. Should a property be advertised, the owner is also responsible for the advertising expense and other charges associated with the sale.
Tax payments may be made in cash, check or money order made out to the Wicomico County Finance Department. Payments may be made at the Finance Department Office during regular business hours or mailed to Wicomico County Finance Department, P.O. Box 4036, Salisbury, MD 21803.
A State Tax Credit Program is available to residents who meet certain requirements. The amount of the credit is determined by the household income and taxes levied on the value of the home. Also, if you are a Disabled Veteran or the surviving spouse, you may be eligible for a Veterans Tax Credit. For further information about these credits, or if there is an error in the principal residence information on the tax bill, please contact the local State Assessment Office at 410-713-3560.
The FY2013 county tax rate is $0.8404 per $100 of assessed value.
Property values are assessed by the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation. For further information on assessments, call the local office at 410-713-3560 or check the State Department of Assessments and Taxation website.
Click here for FY2013 Property Tax Rate FAQs
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Ethics and Compliance Employee Hotline
County Executive Pollitt Urges Citizen Participation during Council's Upcoming Budget Hearing
at 6:00 pm on May 16, 2013
Midway Room in the Civic Center
Please tell us how we could make it easier for you to walk around Wicomico County
The Wicomico County Council will hold their public hearing on the Expense Budget
May 16, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Midway Room of the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center
Glen Avenue to Close for Commencement Activities
Wicomico County Fire Marshal Launches Fire Safety Campaign for 50+
A safety reminder from your Wicomico County Fire Chiefs Association:
HELP US HELP YOU!
-Display your house/building numbers by the front door or the driveway
so they can be visible especially at night by fire, ambulance, and police personnel.
-Replace faded or missing numbers. Every second counts in an emergency.
-For details contact Wicomico County at 410-548-4860.
Executive's Proposed 2014 Budget
--Proposed 2014 Budget Narrative
Public Notice To Amend Passenger Facility Charge Program - SBY Airport
Executive's April 2013 Public Hearing Presentation for FY'14 Budget
County Launches Live Healthy, Wicomico Challenge on County Day
Live Healthy Wicomico Team Challenge Flyer
County Executive Pollitt to Celebrate Maryland Arbor Day
Free Weather Spotter Training Scheduled
Comcast Newsmakers Interview: Conversation with Rick Pollitt - Fiscal Outlook
Wicomico County Celebrates National County Government Month
County Executive Pollitt: Maintain Main Street
Family Leader Training 2013
Executive Pollitt's Business Development Initiative Takes Next Step
Executive Pollitt Holds Sequester Press Conference
Dept of Public Works Announces GuardRail Installation Project
Airport Sets New Records
Public Hearing Notice - Septic Bill
Septic Bill - Senate Bill 236-2012
Septic Bill Guidance Document
FAQs about the Septic Bill
Wicomico County Zoning Map
Wicomico County Employees Donate to United Way
Salisbury & Wicomico Celebrate 100 Best Communities Award
Snow Removal: Question & Answers
Executive Pollitt to be Named President of MACO
Wicomico States Attorney Announces Major Indictments
County Executive Pollitt Delivers
Annual Report to the People for 2012
County Executive Pollitt's
State of the County Address
County Executive Pollitt Receives Special Friend of MAC Award
County Seeks Property for Transfer Station
Wicomico Finalist in Extreme Website Makeover Contest
Bond Ratings Reaffirm Wicomico County's Strong Fiscal Health
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