Maryland now requires all homeowners to submit a one-time application to establish eligibility for the Homestead Tax Credit. The Homestead Tax Credit Eligibility Application is needed to insure that homeowners receive the Homestead credit only on their principal residence. To read more about the Homestead Tax Credit program go to

In order to submit a Homestead Tax Credit Eligibility Application through this site you must have been issued from this Department an application containing your Real Property Account Number and an Access Number. You will be required to enter the account and access numbers as part of the submission process.

You can find out if you have already filed an application by looking up your property in our  Real Property database

If you have not received an application, or previously applied for the Homestead credit,  click here to access a PDF version of the application.  You may also request an application by telephoning the Homestead office at 410-767-2165 in the Baltimore Metropolitan area or 1-866-650-8783 elsewhere in Maryland.

If you would like to apply online we can send your Account Number and an Access Number via email at You must provide your full name and address including county in order to receive the information by email.

To begin the Application Process select the jurisdiction where the property is located. The information you enter will be on an encrypted protected system.


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NOTE: If you experience difficulties using this system, it is recommended that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer, FireFox or Chrome to access the homestead application. If you encounter problems using the online application email the Department at