Homeowner Tax Information

Homeowners' Property Tax Credit
Residents with an income of $60,000 or less may be eligible for a Homeowners' Property Tax Credit. For details, please visit the state's website.

Homeowners must apply for this credit annually. The application can be downloaded here. The deadline to apply is usually September 1 of each calendar year.

Homestead Tax Credit
If your home is your primary residence, you may be eligible for a Homestead Tax Credit. This limits the amount that your tax bill can increase each year.

Please visit the state's website for details. Note that property owners are required to complete a one-time application to show eligibility. An online version of the form can be completed here.

Understanding Your Property Taxes
Property owners in the City of Hyattsville pay taxes to the City and Prince George's County. The State of Maryland also plays a role in determining your tax bill.

Here's a quick outline of the process:
  1. The assessed value of your home is determined by the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation. For more information on this process, please visit their site.
  2. Prince George's County and the City of Hyattsville set their tax rates as part of the budget process.
  3. Prince George's County issues tax bills based on the assessed value of your home and the established tax rates. The County also collects taxes.
  4. The County then returns the City's share of tax revenue to our Finance Department, allowing the City to provide services to residents.
In addition to the County and City, property taxes also support the Maryland National Capitol Park and Planning Commission, the Stormwater Chesapeake Bay Water Quality and the Washington Suburban Transit Commission.

Appealing Your Assessed Value
The State of Maryland offers an Appeals process for property owners. If you believe that your assessed value is inaccurate, please visit the state's website for details on the process.

Paying Your Property Taxes

Prince George's County collects Property Taxes. Visit their Office of Finance to view your tax bill.

If you have a mortgage, your bill may be automatically paid by your mortgage company. Residents may also pay their tax bill online through the County's Office of Finance.