Real Property Tax Credit Information

Harford County residents who qualify can apply for and receive real property tax credits. For questions, please contact 410-638-3450.

Senior Citizens and Veterans  

Harford County Council Bill 17-021 and Bill 18-038, will provide a 20% tax credit for a maximum of five years, on county property taxes for individuals who are over 65 years of age, have a dwelling with an assessed value of $400,000 or less, and who either own and have lived in the dwelling for at least 40 years or are a retiree or surviving spouse of a retiree of the United States’ Uniformed Services.  The Senior Citizen and Veteran Tax Credit Rules and Regulations were adopted on February 7, 2019.

Applications are available January 15 and are due by April 1.


Harford County offers a tax credit to an owner of a structure designated as a Harford County historic landmark by the Historic Preservation Commission for the expense incurred for the restoration of the landmark and a tax credit for the added value of the restored historic landmarks. For more information and link to the tax credit application use the following link: View the County Tax Credit page


The State of Maryland provides a credit for the real property tax bill for homeowners of all ages who qualify on the basis of gross household income. This credit must be applied for annually.

2021 Application and Instructions

2020 Application and Instructions

2019 Application and Instructions

2018 Application and Instructions

2017 Application and Instructions

2016 Application and Instructions

2015 Application and Instructions


Taxpayers who reside on their property that is within 1,000 feet of the Scarboro Landfill may receive a tax credit for being adversely impacted by their property’s proximity to the landfill.

Solar/Geothermal Energy

Taxpayers can receive real property tax credits for installation of qualifying energy conservation devices on their properties. For the tax credit application and additional information, click on the link: Solar/Geothermal Energy Application