Baltimore, MD - Feb. 27, 2024  -  The first round of post-pandemic property assessments has Baltimore City residents bracing for higher tax bills.

Maryland tax officials are reporting a 23% overall increase in property values since the last assessment period in 2021. It’s the largest increase recorded in a decade, and it’s especially taxing on Baltimore City residents who already face the highest tax rates in the state.

At 2.248%, city residents pay twice the price of those in surrounding counties. The tax rate is 0.9779% in Howard County, 0.98% in Anne Arundel County, and 1.1% in Baltimore County.

For first-time home buyer, Syeda Jaffery, she was shocked when she received her new assessment in the mail.... Read More: FOX45