The Maryland property tax experts at Ryan conducted a recent analysis of property tax assessments ahead of the 2022–2024 triennial assessments. We found that assessors throughout Maryland jurisdictions have been aggressive at arriving at their proposed assessed values. The State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) has issued statewide guidelines indicating that the negative impacts from the pandemic will not be considered, and assessments will be based on the last three years of performance.
As shown in the following table, Maryland is increasing residential and commercial properties on a combined basis by an average of 12%, with some counties being well above 15%.
The appeal deadline for these “in cycle” assessment appeals is 45 days from the date the assessment notices were mailed. The assessments were mailed the last week of December 2021. The appeal deadlines will therefore fall somewhere around February 11–15, 2022. Property owners must file a notice of appeal by that date to preserve appeal rights and potentially earn property tax mitigation for the entire three-year cycle.
The local experts at Ryan are actively assisting clients in Maryland with review of assessed values and appeal recommendations. We encourage you to contact us with questions and requests as the short appeal filing window approaches.
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