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Finance & Budget
Andrew Mackel, Director of Finance
Government Office Building, Room 102
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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. 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 FY2014 County Tax Rate is $0.9086 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.
County Executive's State of the County Speech and Report to the People, 2012