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The Washington County Treasurer’s Office would like to remind customers of the option to pay semi-annual real estate tax bills online. Click on the link at the top center of the page and follow the instructions.
Tax bills may be viewed, printed and paid online. Online payments are immediately posted to tax accounts; and, receipt options include email or text message. A $2.00 convenience fee is applicable when paying online via checking account or debit card; and that fee is retained by our third-party service provider.
Property Tax Payment Info

Property Tax Payment Dates

Payments for annual bills and the first installment for semiannual bills must be received on or before September 30th to avoid penalties and interest. The second semi-annual installment payment must be received on or before December 31st to avoid penalties and interest.

All taxpayers living in their principal residence pay their real estate property tax bills on a semi-annual schedule unless they choose to make both payments on or before September 30 of each year. Homeowners who escrow their tax payments may choose to pay annually, but must notify their lenders by May 1st of their intent to pay annually.

Homeowners who do not escrow taxes with a lender will receive a tax bill that will permit them to pay on either a semi-annual or annual basis. Semi-annual bills include two payment coupons, while annual bills include only one coupon. Payments on partial year levies (half year new construction assessments) are due 30 days after the bill is mailed.

Certain personal property taxes, taxes on residential rental units and taxes on commercial real property are not eligible for payment on a semi-annual basis.

How to Pay Taxes

Taxpayers have many options for paying their property taxes as follows:

  1. Pay by mail with a check or money order payable to Washington County Treasurer and mailed to:
    • Washington County Treasurer’s Office
    • 35 West Washington Street, Suite 102
    • Hagerstown, MD 21740-4868
  2. Pay in person at the Washington County Treasurer’s Office, located at 35 West Washington Street, Suite 102, Hagerstown, MD 21740-4868. Payment in person may be made by cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card only (convenience fee will apply to credit/debit card transactions). 
  3. Taxpayers can arrange to have their taxes paid by their mortgage company from an escrow account. 
  4. Pay by telephone using a credit/debit card by calling (240)-313-2110 (a convenience fee will apply).
  5. Pay online using a credit/debit card at (a convenience fee will apply).

Delinquent Property Taxes

Delinquent taxes are subject to interest and penalties at the rate of 1% per month until paid in full.  Interest and penalties are calculated on the net amount of the bill, after any credits are applied.  Delinquent taxes, including unpaid penalty and interest charges, will result in the sale of the property tax lien through a tax sale public auction process which is generally conducted in the month of June of the subsequent calendar year.

A tax sale will also occur if the taxpayer owes an amount equal to the interest and penalty, even if the amount of the tax bill has been paid. Accounts eligible for tax sale are listed for four consecutive weeks in a Washington County newspaper and are subject to an advertising fee. Property tax accounts taken to tax sale may be subject to additional legal costs incurred by the new certificate holder.


Treasurer's Office

Washington County Office Building

35 West Washington Street, Suite 102
Hagerstown, Md. 21740-4868

Phone: 240-313-2110
Fax: 240-313-2111

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 7:30am – 4:00pm
Friday, 7:30am – 3:00pm

TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
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