Property Tax for Homeowners
- Homestead Tax Credit
- Appealing Your Assessed Value
- Paying Your Property Taxes
- Understanding Your Property Taxes
- Homeowners Property Tax Credit
If your home is your primary residence, you may be eligible for a Homestead Tax Credit. This limits the amount that your tax bill can increase each year. Please visit the Maryland Homestead Tax Credit page for details. Note that property owners are required to complete a one-time application to show eligibility. An online version of the form can be completed on the State Department of Assessment and Taxation website.
In addition to the County and City, property taxes also support the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Stormwater Chesapeake Bay Water Quality and the Washington Suburban Transit Commission.
The State of Maryland offers an Appeals process for property owners. If you believe that your assessed value is inaccurate, please visit the Assessment Appeal Process page for details on the process.
Prince George's County collects Property Taxes. If you have a mortgage, your bill may be automatically paid by your mortgage company. Residents may also pay their tax bill online through the County's Office of Finance; visit the County Office of Finance page to view your bill or pay online.
Property owners in the City of Seat Pleasant pay taxes to the city and Prince George's County. The State of Maryland also plays a role in determining your tax bill:
Here's an outline of the process:
- The assessed value of your home is determined by the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation. For more information on this process, please visit the Department of Assessments and Taxation website.
- Prince George's County and the City of Seat Pleasant set their tax rates as part of the budget process.
- Prince George's County issues tax bills based on the assessed value of your home and the established tax rates. The County also collects taxes.
- The County then returns the City's share of tax revenue to our Finance Department, allowing the City to provide services to residents.
Residents with an income of $60,000 or less may be eligible for a Homeowners' Property Tax Credit. For details, please visit the Homeowners' Property Tax Credit Program page. Homeowners must apply for this credit annually. The deadline to apply is usually September 1 of each calendar year.