Finance Office

 

Tax Bills:

PLEASE NOTE: PARTIAL PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. IF PRIOR YEAR BALANCES ARE DUE, THE PARTIAL PAYMENT WILL BE APPLIED TO THE OLDEST BALANCE FIRST. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE FINANCE OFFICE AT (410) 770-8020.

The  2022-2023 tax bills were mailed on June 29, 2022. Failure to receive a tax bill is not a valid excuse for non-payment of taxes, interest or penalties. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to request a duplicate bill, if for any reason the original is not received. Please contact the Finance Office at 410-770-8020 if you have not received your 2022-2023 property tax bill. Real property tax account information for the 2022-2023 tax year is also available online here. Information about the current tax rates can be found on the Tax Rates page.

Payment questions should be directed to the Talbot County Finance Office at 410-770-8020.   All checks should be made payable to Talbot County, Maryland.   Mail payments to Talbot County, Maryland, Courthouse, 11 North Washington Street, Suite 9, Easton, MD 21601.   Walk in payments may be made at the Talbot County Finance Office, located in the Courthouse, Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

Questions about property assessments should be directed to the local office of the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation. The location of the local office is 29466 Pintail Drive, Suite 12, Easton, MD 21601. They can be also be contacted at (410) 819-5920. Ownership and value information for property in Talbot County can be found at the State Department of Assessments and Taxation Property Search page.

Electronic payments via credit or debit card and e-check can be made online or by phone. Our service uses Paymentus as the payment provider. Paymentus charges a fee for the service. There is a maximum payment limit of $25,000.00 for Real Property Taxes and $500.00 for Sewer Bills. The existing Value Payment Systems platform is also available for electronic payments. Value Payment Systems also charges a fee for the service. There are no maximum payment limits when using Value Payment Systems. 

For more information about both services, please click here.

If you are having trouble paying your taxes or costs to maintain your home, the State of Maryland has created a program to provide assistance if you are eligible. For more information and eligibility requirements, please read this document.

Semi-Annual Payments

Effective July 1, 2000, taxpayers are billed on a semi-annual basis for a primary residence. Effective July 1, 2011, small business real property is also eligible for semi-annual tax payments. Real property taxes may be paid in two equal installments, due by Sept. 30 and Dec. 31, with a service charge added to the December payment. A taxpayer may pay the first installment or full bill by July 31 to receive a 1% discount on the amount of County and Municipal (if applicable) tax paid. A taxpayer also has the option to pay the full year's bill on or before Sept. 30. If taxes are unpaid after December 31, monthly charges of 1% interest on State tax and 2/3% interest and 5/6% penalty on County and Municipal (if included on the bill) taxes shall be charged.

Annual Payments

Real Property tax bills for non-owner occupied properties are billed on annual basis. The full year's bill is due on or before September 30. Taxpayers' also have the option to pay the full year's bill by July 31 to receive a 1% discount on the amount of County and Municipal (if applicable) tax paid. If taxes are unpaid after September 30, monthly charges of 1% interest on State tax and 2/3% interest and 5/6% penalty on County and Municipal (if included on the bill) taxes shall be charged.

Bay Restoration Fee Hardship Exemption Program 

Talbot County taxpayers may be eligible for a Bay Restoration Fee Hardship Exemption. Taxpayers must be billed the Fee either on their Real Property Tax bill or on a Talbot County Sanitary District (sewer) bill. For information on how to apply and the qualifications needed to obtain an Exemption, read this document.

Click on the following link to access the application: Bay Restoration Fee Hardship Application

Public Accommodations Tax Form

The Public Accommodations Tax form is available online. You can download or print a blank form, or complete the form online for submission and print that as well. Once completed, the form can be mailed or brought into the Finance Office. To view the form, a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader is needed. You can get Adobe Reader here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Click on the following link to access the form: Talbot County Room Tax Report Form (PDF)

If you wish to save the form to your computer, right-click on the above link and choose "Save link as" or "Save target as."

 

FINANCE OFFICE STAFF

Martha Sparks
Director
Craig Atwood
Accountant I
Ken Calcagnini
Grants Clerk
Deonna Fletcher
Sanitary District Clerk
Melodie Haufe
Accounting Manager
Page Hicks
Recordation Tax Clerk
Leslie Jarboe-Leadbeater
Finance Clerk for Recreational Facilities
Carol Ludwigsen
Accounts Receivable Clerk
Rolinda Pierce
Treasury Manager
Stacey Ruckart
Payroll Specialist
Tracy Smith
Accountant-Tax
VACANT
Administrative Assistant
VACANT
Assistant Finance Director
VACANT 
Taxes Receivable Clerk

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