Filing The Maryland Homestead Property Tax Credit

Filing The Maryland Homestead Property Tax Credit

How to apply for the Maryland Homestead Property Tax Credit.

July 19, 2022

Did You Know?

When you purchase a property as your principal residence, you may be eligible to receive an exemption that limits the increase in taxable assessments each year to a fixed percentage. This is known as the Maryland Homestead Property Tax Credit.


For questions about the Homestead Property Tax Credit, visit or call 410-767-2165, toll free at 1-866-650-8783 or email the Homestead unit at

How to Apply:

Maryland requires all homeowners to submit a one-time application to establish eligibility for the Homestead Property Tax Credit. Applications must be filed by the May 1 preceding the first tax year for which the credit is to be applied. You can apply:

• Electronically: The online application is
available at

• By requesting an application at 410-767-2165,
toll free in Maryland 1-866-650-8783
or email:

• Print a PDF copy of the application from the
SDAT website

• Fax the completed application to the
Department at 410-225-9344.

• Mail the application to: Department of Assessments and Taxation Homestead Tax Credit Division
301 West Preston Street, Room 808 8th Fl.
Baltimore, MD 21201

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