Homestead Property Tax Credit

At a Glance

Property tax credit

Who's Eligible?

Baltimore City homeowners who live in their home as their primary residence

To Get Started

Submit a one-time application to establish eligibility

The Homestead Property Tax Credit was designed to limit the amount of the annual increase in taxable assessments for eligible owner occupied properties. The program protects homeowners from increases in taxable assessment above the level established by local law, in Baltimore City the annual cap is 4%. The credit is applied against the taxes due on the portion of the reassessment exceeding the 4% homestead cap. The credit is applied directly to the property owner’s tax bill.


This program reduces your property taxes.


  • No household income restriction
  • You must live in this home as your primary residence.
  • You must apply one time.
  • New owners will be mailed an application after the property is transferred; the property owner must file the application within 180 days following the date the dwelling is transferred to them


Program Terms & Conditions


Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation
(410) 767-2165

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