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!