Maryland Transfer Tax & Recording Fees

Clerks Fee

Deed
$60.00
Deed of Trust (Principal Residence)
$60.00
Deed of Trust for Investment Property
$115.00
Power of Attorney
$20.00
Jurisdiction/ Phone Number
County Transfer Tax Rate
Recordation Tax Rate (per thousand)
State Transfer Tax Rate
Allegheny
301-777-5922
0.50%
7.00
0.50%
Anne Arundel
410-222-1125
1.00%
7.00
0.50%
Baltimore City
410-396-5122
1.50% (note 2)
10.00 (note 1)
0.50%
Baltimore County
410-887-2652
1.50% (note 3)
5.00
0.50%
Calvert County
410-535-1660
None
10.00
0.50%
Caroline County
410-479-1811
0.50% (note 4)
10.00
0.50%
Carroll County
888-302-8927
None
10.00
0.50%
Cecil County
410-996-5375
Flat Fee $10/Deed
8.20
0.50%
Charles County
888-932-2072
None
10.00
0.50%
Dorchester County
410-228-0480
0.75% (note 5)
10.00
0.50%
Frederick County
301-694-1961
None
12.00
0.50%
Garrett County
301-334-1938
1.00%
7.00
0.50%
Harford County
410-638-3474
1.00% (note 6)
6.60
0.50%
Howard County
410-313-3837
1.00%
5.00
0.50%
Kent County
410-778-7460
0.50%
6.60
0.50%
Montgomery County
240-777-9473
1.00%
6.90 – 10.00 over $500k
0.50%
Prince George’s County
301-952-3946
1.40%
5.00
0.50%
Queen Anne’s County
800-987-7591
0.50%
9.90
0.50%
St. Mary’s County
301-475-4554
1.00% (note 8)
8.00
0.50%
Somerset County
410-651-1555
None
6.60
0.50%
Talbot County
410-822-2611
1.00% (note 9)
12.00
0.50%
Washington County
301-733-8660
0.50% (note 10)
7.60
0.50%
Wicomico County
410-543-6551
None
7.00
0.50%
Worcester County
410-632-5500
0.50% (note 11)
6.60
0.50%
  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 exemption 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%.

NOTE: Title Rite Services, Inc. does not guaranty that these rates are accurate.

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