Capitol Title

MARYLAND Transfer/Recordation Chart (As of August 2009)

Jurisdiction

Recordation Tax
Rate

County Transfer Tax
Rate

State Transfer Tax
Rate

Allegheny
301-777-5922
6.60/1000 .5% .5%
Anne Arundel
410-222-1125
7/1000 1.0% .5%
Baltimore City
410-333-3760
10/1000(1) 1.5%(2) .5%
Baltimore County
410-887-2652
5/1000 1.5%(3) .5%
Calvert County
410-535-1660
10/1000 None .5%
Caroline County
410-479-1811
10/1000 .5%(4) .5%
Carroll County
888-302-8927
10/1000 None .5%
Cecil County
410-996-5375
8.20/1000 Flat Fee $10/Deed .5%
Charles County
888-932-2072
10/1000 None .5%
Dorchester County
410-228-0480
10/1000 .75%(5) .5%
Frederick County
301-694-1961
12/1000 None .5%
Garrett County
301-334-1938
7/1000 1% .5%
Harford County
410-638-3474
6.60/1000 1%(6) .5%
Howard County
410-313-3837
5/1000 1% .5%
Kent County
410-778-7460
6.60/1000 .5% .5%
Montgomery County
240-777-9473 or
240-777-9485
6.90/1000(7)
(on $500,000)
1% .5%
Prince George’s County
301-952-3946
5/1000 1.4% .5%
Queen Anne’s County
800-987-7591
9.90/1000 .5% .5%
St. Mary’s County
301-475-4554
8.00/1000 1%(8) .5%
Somerset County
410-651-1555
6.60/1000 None .5%
Talbot County
410-822-2611
6.60/1000 1%(9) .5%
Washington County
301-733-8660
7.60/1000 .5%(10) .5%
Wicomico County
410-543-6551
7/1000 None .5%
Worcester County
410-632-5500
6.60/1000 .5%(11) .5%

  1. $22,000 exemption if buyer executes affidavit that property will be principal residence for at least 7 of 12 month period immediately following the conveyance.
  2. $22,000 exemption for residential/occupied IF accompanied by affidavit stipulating the property will be occupied by the Grantee; exemption is applied to buyer’s share of county transfer tax only (unless Seller has agreed to pay all in which case Seller gets the benefit of the exemption)
  3. $22,000 exemption for residential/occupied
  4. $25,000 exempt. for principal residence; $75,000 exempt. for 1st time homebuyer.
  5. $30,000 exemption for residentially improved owner occupied with affidavit
  6. $30,000 exemption for buyer’s principal residence
  7. 1st $50,000 of consideration exempt if buyer’s principal residence
  8. $300 credit for owner occupant
  9. $50,000 exempt. if owner-occupied and principal residence
  10. $50,000 exempt. if owner-occupied
  11. $50,000 exempt. if primary home (7 out of 12 months)

NOTE:
In the State of MD, all First time MD homebuyers are exempt from ¼% of the state transfer tax. The seller still is required to pay ¼%.