How can you find a list of property tax rates by county?


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The most accurate way to find a list of property tax rates by county is to visit the website for the individual state's tax department. For example, the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation lists each county in Maryland. Another method is to use the tax rates map at Tax-Rates.org.

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While each local government regulates and collects taxes at the county level, the states in which they are located maintain a record of rates and amounts paid. More specific questions about the property tax rate in a particular county can be directed to the tax billing and collection office for that county.

The Tax Foundation provides a tool to search and compare property taxes across the United States, available on its website at TaxFoundation.org. To use this tool, visitors click on the first drop-down menu to select the state they wish to view, and the second drop-down menu to select the county. Because this tool is based on census information, it only provides tax information up until the year 2010.

Another map of property tax rates by county is available from the Brookings Institution website. This map allows users to hover over any county in the United States to reveal averages of home values, taxes paid, taxes as percentages of home values, and how the county ranks compared to the rest of the country.

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