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Kent County Maryland Property Tax

$1,886.00 14th of 24

Median Property Tax In Kent County, Maryland


Median Home Value In
Kent County, Maryland

0.67% 19th of 24

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Kent County, Maryland

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Kent County is $1,886.00 per year, based on a median home value of $281,100.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.67% of property value.

Kent 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, Kent County is ranked 14th by median property taxes, and 19th by median tax as percentage of home value.

Kent County has lower property taxes than many other Maryland counties. The median home value is $281,100.00, compared to the median property value in Maryland 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 Kent County Tax Assessor.

Kent County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

14th out of 24

By median yearly property tax

19th out of 24

By percentage of median home value

5th out of 24

By percentage of median income

You can see how Kent 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.

Kent County is located in Maryland, which is ranked 11th 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:

518th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

1864th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

552nd 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 Kent 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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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 Chestertown, Maryland.

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
maryland Property Tax Data
Maryland Comptroller of Maryland
Tax Statistics & References