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Dorchester County Maryland Property Tax

$1,488.00 21st of 24

Median Property Tax In Dorchester County, Maryland


Median Home Value In
Dorchester County, Maryland

0.73% 16th of 24

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Dorchester County, Maryland

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Dorchester County is $1,488.00 per year, based on a median home value of $205,000.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.73% of property value.

Dorchester County collects relatively high property taxes, and is ranked in the top half of all counties in the United States by property tax collections. Of the twenty-four counties in Maryland, Dorchester County is ranked 21st by median property taxes, and 16th by median tax as percentage of home value.

While Dorchester County collects a median of 0.73% of a property's each year as property tax, the actual amount of property tax collected is lower compared to the rest of Maryland. This is partially because the median property value in Dorchester County is $113,600.00 lower than the Maryland median property value of $318,600.00.

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 Dorchester County Tax Assessor.

Dorchester County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

21st out of 24

By median yearly property tax

16th out of 24

By percentage of median home value

15th out of 24

By percentage of median income

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

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which Maryland 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.

Dorchester County is located in Maryland, which is ranked 11th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Dorchester County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

790th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

1700th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

870th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Maryland 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 Maryland property tax page.

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

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Dorchester County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Dorchester County are the responsibility of the Dorchester County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Cambridge, Maryland.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Dorchester County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Dorchester County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Dorchester County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Dorchester 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 Dorchester 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
maryland Property Tax Data
Maryland Comptroller of Maryland
Tax Statistics & References