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Kent County Delaware Property Tax

$833.00 2nd of 3

Median Property Tax In Kent County, Delaware


Median Home Value In
Kent County, Delaware

0.40% 2nd of 3

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Kent County, Delaware

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Kent County is $833.00 per year, based on a median home value of $207,500.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.40% of property value.

Kent County collects relatively low property taxes, and is ranked in the bottom half of all counties in the United States by property tax collections. Of the three counties in Delaware, Kent County is ranked 2nd by median property taxes, and 2nd by median tax as percentage of home value.

While Kent County collects a median of 0.40% of a property's each year as property tax, the actual amount of property tax collected is lower compared to the rest of Delaware. This is partially because the median property value in Kent County is $41,900.00 lower than the Delaware median property value of $249,400.00.

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Kent County Tax Assessor.

Kent County's Property Tax Is Lower Than Average

2nd out of 3

By median yearly property tax

2nd out of 3

By percentage of median home value

2nd out of 3

By percentage of median income

You can see how Kent County (highlighted in green) compares to the three other counties in Delaware with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in Delaware, see our Delaware county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which Delaware counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Kent County is located in Delaware, which is ranked 38th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Kent County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

1787th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

2655th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

2219th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Delaware as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the Delaware property tax page.

We have real estate tax tax information for a total of three Delaware counties in addition to Kent County. Choose any county from the list below, or see Delaware property tax by county to see property tax information for all Delaware counties on one page. To compare county tax rates with an interactive color-coded map, see our Delaware property tax map.

Counties in Delaware
New Castle County Kent County Sussex County  
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Kent County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Kent County are the responsibility of the Kent County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Dover, Delaware.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Kent County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Kent County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Kent County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Kent County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Kent County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
delaware Property Tax Data
Delaware Division of Revenue
Tax Statistics & References