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Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Talbot County Annual Tax Sale has been cancelled. It will not be rescheduled this year. The Tax Sale will be held in May of 2021 on a date and time to be determined.

If you have received a tax sale notice, but have not paid your outstanding balance in full, you will now be able to pay with a personal check. Please be advised that if you have any outstanding balances as of December 31, 2020, you may be included in the tax sale process for 2021. You will receive notice in the coming days regarding the Tax Sale cancellation and other pertinent details.

If you are a person or entity that has previously registered, or attended a tax sale in the recent past, you will be receiving a letter regarding Tax Sale cancellation as well.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the finance office at 410-770-8020.


On July 1, 2019 Talbot County, Maryland will accept credit/debit card and e-check payments for property taxes and sewer bills using Citizen Self Service via Paymentus. Not only can you look up your bills, you will be able to pay them. Payments will also be accepted over the phone. More information can be found about the new options at the following links:

Citizen Self Service - Real Estate

Citizen Self Service - Utility Billing (Sewer Bills)

Value Payment Systems is also available for online and phone payments via credit/debit card and e-checks. Information about both platforms can be found in this document.

Tax Bills:

The  2019-2020 tax bills were mailed on June 28, 2019. Please contact the Finance Office at 410-770-8020 if you have not received your 2019-2020 property tax bill.

Payment questions should be directed to the Talbot County Finance Office at 410-770-8020.   All checks should be made payable to Talbot County, Maryland.   Mail payments to Talbot County, Maryland, Courthouse, 11 North Washington Street, Suite 9, Easton, MD   21601.   Walk in payments may be made at the Talbot County Finance Office, located in the Courthouse, Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Electronic payments via credit or debit card and e-check can be made online or by phone. Our new service, beginning July 1, 2019, uses Paymentus as the payment provider. Paymentus charges a fee for the service. There is a maximum payment limit of $25,000.00 for Real Property Taxes and $500.00 for Sewer Bills. The existing Value Payment Systems platform is also available for electronic payments. Value Payment Systems also charges a fee for the service. There are no payment maximum limits when using Value Payment Systems.

For more information about both services, please click here.

Semi-Annual Payments

Effective July 1, 2000, taxpayers are billed on a semi-annual basis for a primary residence. Effective July 1, 2011, small business real property is also eligible for semi-annual tax payments. Real property taxes may be paid in two equal installments, due by Sept. 30 and Dec. 31, with a service charge added to the December payment. A taxpayer may pay the first installment or full bill by July 31 to receive a 1% discount on the amount of County Tax paid. A taxpayer also has the option to pay the full year's bill on or before Sept. 30. If taxes are unpaid after December 31, monthly charges of 1% interest on State tax and 2/3% interest and 5/6% penalty on County and Municipal (if included on this bill) taxes shall be charged.

Annual Payments

Real Property tax bills for non-owner occupied properties are billed on annual basis. The full year's bill is due on or before September 30. Taxpayers' also have the option to pay the full year's bill by July 31 to receive a 1% discount on the amount of county tax paid. If taxes are unpaid after September 30, monthly charges of 1% interest on State tax and 2/3% interest and 5/6% penalty on County and Municipal (if included on this bill) taxes shall be charged.

Bay Restoration Fee Hardship Exemption Program 

Talbot County taxpayers may be eligible for a Bay Restoration Fee Hardship Exemption. Taxpayers must be billed the Fee either on their Real Property Tax bill or on a Talbot County Sanitary District (sewer) bill. For information on how to apply and the qualifications needed to obtain an Exemption, read this document.

Public Accommodations Tax Form

NEW! The Public Accomodations Tax form is now available online! You can download or print a blank form, or complete the form online for submission and print that as well. Once completed, the form can be mailed or brought into the Finance Office. To view the form, a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader is needed. You can get Adobe Reader here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Click on the following link to access the form: Talbot County Room Tax Report Form (PDF)

If you wish to save the form to your computer, right-click on the above link and choose "Save link as" or "Save target as."

Angela Lane
Catherine Asche
Administrative Assistant
Kathryn Baker
Utilities Clerk
Ruth Drummer 
Payroll/Accounts Payable Manager
Page Hicks
Recordation Tax Clerk
Leslie Jarboe-Leadbeater
Finance Clerk for Recreational Facilities
Carol Ludwigsen
Accounts Receivable Clerk
Denitsa Myers
Assistant Finance Director
Jodi Ohler
Accounts Payable Clerk
Rolinda Pierce
Finance Office Supervisor
Ciera Plutschak
Taxes Receivable Clerk
Tracy Smith 

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