Bill Inquiry and Payment Options

Credit card fees continue to be waived for online payments of permit fees and property taxes.
The Harford County treasury window at 220 S. Main Street in Bel Air is open for in-person transactions, but credit card fees will continue to be waived for online payments of permit fees and property taxes until December 31, 2022. The waiver was initiated to encourage online payments and social distancing in the pandemic and is being funded by federal COVID-relief grants.

Payments can be made as follows:

  • Tax, Assessment or Water & Sewer Electronic payments - Please use the Property Bills Search link to pay your Tax, Assessment or Water & Sewer bills.

  • Telephone payments - For tax payments please call 1-844-836-9732; for Water & Sewer payments please call 1-888-288-5609.

  • Mail payments - Harford County Dept. of the Treasury at 220 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014.  Please provide a phone number and address on all payments.

  • Drop box (check or money order payments) - Located on the Bond Street side of the building at 220 S. Main Street. Please provide a phone number and address on all payments. No cash payments will be accepted at this time.

  • Lien sheet payments - Harford County will accept Lien sheet payments via the mail or electronically through the County website. These documents will be forwarded by mail or e-mail based on the designation of the submitter.

  • Deed submissions - Harford County will accept Deed submissions via locker drop-off during normal business hours, the mail, or electronically through Simplifile at, or by calling 1-800-460-5657. Documents are available for pick up from our locker system during normal business hours or the County will inter-office mail the documents to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Questions may be directed as follows:

Water and Sewer Billing - 410-638-3311 or

Liens and Recordings – 410-638-3269x1324 or

Tax and all other payments - 410-638-3269 or

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As part of our commitment to provide citizens with efficient, convenient services, Harford County, Maryland has partnered with a third-party payment provider to offer electronic payments over the Internet or by telephone. The third-party provider will assess a convenience fee each time you utilize their service to make Tax and Assessment payments by credit/debit card. Harford County accepts Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover® credit cards and electronic checks.

Tax and Assessment or Water & Sewer Payments: 
  • Click here to pay: "Property Bills Search"
  • Or, to pay by phone call:  Tax payments, 1-844-836-9732; Water & Sewer payments, 1-888-288-5609.
Hotel Occupancy Tax: 

(This payment type is not for Tax, Assessment, or Water and Sewer payments.):
Lien Certificate:
  • Click here to apply for a:  "Lien Certificate"  (Once the account has been selected click "Apply for Lien Sheet for this Account" in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.)
Tickets and Fines:
  • Click here to pay: "Tickets/Fines"
  • Or to pay by phone call 1.844.836.9727

Tax & Assessment Payments 2.25% of payment (Fee is temporarily suspended through 12/31/2022) No Charge
Water & Sewer Bill Payments No Charge No Charge
All Other Payments No Charge No Charge