Harford County is accepting applications until April 1 for eligible seniors and retired veterans to receive a 20% credit on their county property taxes next year.
To qualify, citizens must be at least 65 years old, own a home in Harford County with an assessed value of $400,000 or less, and meet one of the following three conditions: lived in the same home for at least 40 years, retired from the uniformed services of the United States, or be the surviving spouse of a qualifying retired veteran.
Qualified applicants may receive the credit for five years but must reapply each year.
Applicants for the property tax credit for the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2022, must provide a copy of a valid ID and the front page of their property deed or DD214 military forms, where applicable. Citizens may obtain a copy of their deed through the Clerk of the Court’s Land Records Office by calling 410-638-3474 or going online at https://mdlandrec.net/main/.
Complete eligibility requirements, instructions and applications are available on the county website at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/seniortaxcredit.
Applications may be printed from the county website or picked up in the lobby at the Harford County government building, 220 S. Main Street in Bel Air Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Anyone who needs assistance filling out an application may call Harford County Department of the Treasury at 410-638-3450 where staff can answer questions related to the tax credit.
Applications may be mailed to: Harford County Government, Department of the Treasury, Attn. Bill 17-021 Tax Credit, P.O. Box 609, Bel Air, MD. 21014.
Applications may also be dropped off at the county administration building, 220 S. Main Street in Bel Air. Outdoor drop boxes are in the parking lot and at the back of the building near the employee entrance. An indoor drop box is in the lobby.
A signed copy of the completed application and related eligibility documents must be received by April 1.