Howard County House Bill 2232020-04-06T17:12:49-04:00

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What exactly is the Howard County House Bill 223?2019-09-27T17:06:59-04:00

Instead of paying 1% county transfer tax, you will only be required to pay .7% to Howard County. Considering the purchase price of homes that often amounts to considerable savings!

Which services are eligible for the tax exemption/rate reduction?2019-09-27T17:06:59-04:00

You must be a Howard County Police Officer, Firefighter, Emergency Services or Teacher to take advantage of potential savings on real estate taxes. If you are a teacher of any other county, you do not qualify – only certified professional teachers employed by the Howard County Board of Education qualify.

Howard County Law Enforcement Officers, Howard County Fire and Rescue Services Member and Howard County Teachers. You must occupy the residence as a principal place of residence and be employed for a minimum of 3 years following the purchase of the property.

You must occupy the residence as a principal place of residence and be employed for a minimum of 3 years following the purchase of the property.

I’m a first time home buyer. Am I eligible for the rate reduction too?2019-09-27T17:06:59-04:00

If you are a Howard County Law Enforcement Officer, Howard County Fire and Rescue Services Member or a Howard County Teacher and you are a FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER, you are exempt from County Transfer Tax.

Even if you are not a first time home-buyer, but fit into one of the categories (Howard County Law Enforcement Officer, Howard County Fire and Rescue Services Member or am a Howard County Teacher) you are able to get a rate reduction.