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State and Local Property Tax Exemptions

State Property Tax Exemption- Disabled Veterans and Surviving Spouses

Armed Services veterans with a permanent and total service connected disability rated 100% by the Veterans Administration may receive an exemption from real property taxes on the dwelling house and surrounding yard. These veterans also may apply at any time and do not have to meet the September 1 filing deadline. Certain unremarried surviving spouses may also be eligible for this exemption. Surviving spouses of military personnel killed in the line of duty may apply for an exemption.

To learn more call your local Maryland assessment office.  To find your local office and contact information visit the State Department of Assessments and Taxation website.  Applications:

To streamline VA disability verification on the property tax exemption application, the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) can assist.  Contact the MDVA service program office in Baltimore at 800-446-4926, ext 6450 to learn more.

You can also contact your local tax assessment office to verify if they will accept a VA award letter showing proof of  a 100% permanent and total disability.

Source: Maryland State Department of Taxation

Note, some active duty service members are eligible for a property tax exemption based on disability recognized by their individual branch of service.  The VA does not verify these exemptions.

Local Property Tax Exemptions

The following local jurisdictions have enacted laws providing for property tax exemptions.  These exemptions may slightly different from the State of Maryland.  Please note, this list may not be all inclusive as the MD Department of Veterans Affairs relies on outreach to learn of local ordinances and laws which may pertain to veterans and/or surviving spouses.  Tax changes may be made by local governments during the calendar year that our Department is not aware of.  Contact your local Finance Office to learn more about local property tax credits.

Anne Arundel County

Tax Credit Benefit

Baltimore County

See Section 11-2-106 of the Baltimore County Code for information on exemptions for veterans and surviving spouses.

Calvert County

Calvert County grants a real property tax refund for certain veterans.  Learn more here.

Cecil County

The Senior/Military Tax Credit may provide tax exemptions to veterans and surviving spouses.  Learn more here.

Frederick County

Tax Credit Instructions/Tax Credit Application

Harford County

See Harford County Council Bill 17-021 and the Senior Citizen and Veteran Tax Credit Rules and Regulations

Howard County

Tax Credits

Montgomery County

On March 7, 2017 the Montgomery County Council passed Bill 42-16.

Washington County

Washington County Disabled Veterans Tax Credit Program Application



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