LIST of Transfer Taxes by county in Maryland

Real Estate

MARYLAND TRANSFER AND RECORDATION TAX TABLE


COUNTY COUNTY STAMPS/$1000 STATE COMMENTS  % ROUND UP TO % NEAREST $500
ALLEGANY 0.5 $7.00 .5*
1st $50K is exempt for owner-occupied property (as to County transfer tax). Af davit is required.
ANNE ARUNDEL 1.0 $7.00 .5* Watch FFBC, Capital Facilities Assessments
BALTIMORE CITY 1.5 $10.00 .5*
1st $22K is exempt for owner-occupied property (as to State recordation tax) AND if sales price is LESS than $250K (as to City transfer tax). Af davit is required.

Lien Certi cate fees: $55.00
BALTIMORE COUNTY 1.5 $5.00 .5*
1st $22K is exempt for owner-occupied property (as to County transfer tax). Af davit is required.

Lien Certi cate fee: $40.00
CALVERT NONE $10.00 .5*
CAROLINE 0.5 $10.00 .5*
1st $25K is exempt for owner-occupied property (as to County transfer tax). Af davit is required.

1st $75K is exempt for FTHB and owner-occupied property (as to County transfer tax). Af davit is required.
CARROLL NONE $10.00 .5* Lien Certi cate fee: $40.00
CECIL 0.5 $8.20 .5* First Time Home Buyer exempt from County Transfer Tax
CHARLES 0.5 $10.00 .5* Lien Certi cate fee: $20.00
DORCHESTER 0.75 $10.00 .5*
1st $30K is exempt for owner-occupied property (as to County transfer tax). Af davit is required.
FREDERICK NONE $12.00 .5* Tax Status fee: $20.00
GARRETT 1.0 $7.00 .5* 1st $50K is exempt (as to County transfer tax).
HARFORD 1.0 $6.60 .5*
1st $30K is exempt for owner-occupied property (as to County transfer tax). Af davit is required. Lien Certi cate is $50.00. Lien Release for Bel Air and Aberdeen $10.00
HOWARD 1.0 $5.00 .5* Lien Certi cate fee: $35.00
KENT 0.5 $6.60 .5*
MONTGOMERY 1.0
$8.90/$1,000 up to $500k .5* $13.50/$1,000 above $500k
1st $100K is exempt for owner-occupied property (as to County transfer tax). Af davit is required.
PRINCE GEORGE'S 1.4 $5.50 .5* County transfer tax is calculated on higher of Deed or Deed of Trust.
QUEEN ANNE'S 0.5 $9.90 .5* If FTHB County transfer tax is reduced to .25%
ST. MARY'S 1.0 $8.00 .5* $300.00 credit for owner-occupied property (as to County transfer tax).
SOMERSET NONE $6.60 .5* Round up to nearest $1K not $500.
TALBOT 1.0 $12.00 .5*
1st $50K is exempt for owner-occupied property (as to County transfer tax). Af davit is required.
WASHINGTON 0.5 $7.60 .5* 1st $50K is exempt for everyone (as to County transfer tax).
WICOMICO NONE $7.00 .5*
WORCESTER 0.5 $6.60 .5* 1st $50K is exempt for owner-occupied property (as to County transfer tax).


*NOTE: State transfer tax is reduced to .25% (paid by Seller) as long as homebuyer quali es as “ rst-time MD homebuyer” (i.e., NEVER owned property in MD regardless of occupancy). FTHB af davit is required.