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Washington County Maryland Property Tax

$1,865.00 15th of 24

Median Property Tax In Washington County, Maryland


Median Home Value In
Washington County, Maryland

0.78% 9th of 24

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Washington County, Maryland

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Washington County is $1,865.00 per year, based on a median home value of $238,000.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.78% of property value.

Washington 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, Washington County is ranked 15th by median property taxes, and 9th by median tax as percentage of home value.

While Washington County collects a median of 0.78% 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 Washington County is $80,600.00 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 Washington County Tax Assessor.

Washington County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

15th out of 24

By median yearly property tax

9th out of 24

By percentage of median home value

13th out of 24

By percentage of median income

You can see how Washington 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.

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

532nd out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

1553rd out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

783rd 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 Washington 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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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
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