TRANSFER AND RECORDATION TAX RATES

Allegany County
County Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $7.00 per $1,000

 

Allegany County Tax Exemption:
The first $30,000 used to calculate the County Transfer Tax is exempt if the property is the Purchaser’s principal residence!

 

Anne Arundel County
County Transfer Tax: 1.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $7.00 per $1,000

 

Baltimore City
County Transfer Tax: 1.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $10.00 per $1,000

 

Baltimore City Tax Exemption:
The first $22,000 used to calculate the State Recordation Tax is exempt if the property is the Purchaser’s principal residence!

 

Baltimore County
County Transfer Tax: 1.5%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $5.00 per $1,000

 

Baltimore County Tax Exemption:
The first $22,000 used to calculate the County Transfer Tax is exempt if the property is the Purchaser’s principal residence!

 

Calvert County
County Transfer Tax: 0.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $10.00 per $1,000

 

Caroline County
County Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $10.00 per $1,000

 

Caroline County Tax Exemption:
The first $25,000 used to calculate the County Transfer Tax is exempt if the property is the Purchaser’s principal residence. If the property is the Purchaser’s principal residence AND the Purchaser is a First Time Homebuyer, the first $75,000 used to calculate the County Transfer Tax is exempt

 

Carroll County
County Transfer Tax: 0.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $10.00 per $1,000

 

Cecil County
County Transfer Tax: 0.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $8.20 per $1,000
Please Note: Cecil County collects a $10 flat fee in place of the County Transfer Tax.

 

Charles County
County Transfer Tax: 0.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $10.00 per $1,000

 

Dorchester County
County Transfer Tax: 0.75%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $10.00 per $1,000

 

Dorchester County Tax Exemption:
The first $30,000 used to calculate the County Transfer Tax is exempt if the property is the Purchaser’s principal residence

 

Frederick County
County Transfer Tax: 0.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $12.00 per $1,000

 

Garrett County
County Transfer Tax: 1.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $7.00 per $1,000

 

Garrett County Tax Exemption:
The first $50,000 used to calculate the County Transfer Tax is ALWAYS exempt!

 

Harford County
County Transfer Tax: 1.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $6.60 per $1,000

 

Harford County Tax Exemption:
The first $30,000 used to calculate the County Transfer Tax is exempt if the property is the Purchaser’s principal residence!

 

Howard County
County Transfer Tax: 1.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $5.00 per $1,000

 

Kent County
County Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $6.60 per $1,000

 

Montgomery County
County Transfer Tax: 1.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $6.90 per $1,000 for all
amounts up to $500k, $10.00 per $1,000 for all
amounts exceeding $500k

 

Montgomery County Tax Exemption:
The first $50,000 used to calculate the State Recordation Tax is exempt if the property is the Purchaser’s principal residence!

 

Prince George’s County
County Transfer Tax: 1.40%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $5.50 per $1,000

 

Queen Anne’s County
County Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $9.90 per $1,000

 

St. Mary’s County
County Transfer Tax: 1.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $8.00 per $1,000

 

St. Mary’s County Tax Exemption:
The first $30,000 used to calculate the County Transfer Tax is exempt if the property is the Purchaser’s principal residence!

 

Somerset County

County Transfer Tax: 0.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $6.60 per $1,000

 

Talbot County
County Transfer Tax: 1.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $12.00 per $1,000

 

Talbot County Tax Exemption:
The first $50,000 used to calculate the County Transfer Tax is exempt if the property is the Purchaser’s principal residence!

 

Washington County
County Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $7.60 per $1,000

 

Washington County Tax Exemption:
The first $50,000 used to calculate the County Transfer Tax is exempt if the property is the Purchaser’s principal residence! If the property is the Purchaser’s principal residence AND the Purchaser is a First Time Homebuyer, the first $50,000 used to calculate the County Transfer Tax is exempt and the County Transfer tax rate is only 0.25%!

 

Wicomico County
County Transfer Tax: 0.00%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $7.00 per $1,000

 

Worcester County
County Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Transfer Tax: 0.50%
State Recordation Tax: $6.60 per $1,000

 

Worcester County Tax Exemption:
The first $50,000 used to calculate the County
Transfer Tax is exempt if the property is the Purchaser’s principal residence!

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