|Leonardtown property owners should have recently received assessment notices from the State Department of Assessments and Taxation. Legislation enacted by the Maryland General Assembly in 2007 states that owners living in their homes must submit an application to be eligible for the Homestead Tax Credit. This credit limits the amount of assessment increase on which a homeowner will pay property taxes in that tax year on the one property actually used as the owner’s principal residence. Your assessment notice should have included an application form.
The following link will redirect you to the State website. There you will find answers to some common questions. It also provides a toll-free number you may call if you need additional information. The application and approval process is being handled by the State. The Town will have copies of the application available, but we will not accept completed applications; they should be mailed to the address on the application. An online application process is also available.
Homestead Tax Credit Information