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Property Tax Discount Rate for Early Payment Announced


Contact Person:                   Monty Pagenhardt, County Administrator

Date:                                     July 7, 2015

Garrett County Government Director of the Department of Financial Services Scott Weeks would like to remind all residents and real property tax payers that effective July 1, 2015, the discount rate for early payment on Fiscal Year 2016 real property tax bills will be reduced from 1% to .50%.

The discount will only be offered to those taxpayers who pay online with an E-check payment method.  Taxpayers can go online at www.garrettcounty.org and click on the “Pay Taxes Online” link.  They can then create a new account and add tax accounts for payment.  If any taxpayer choses the E-Check payment type, they will need to enter their bank routing and account number, then they will receive a .50% discount.  This payment method is FREE to the taxpayer and is the only payment method currently available to receive the discount for this tax year.

Questions on this payment process can be addressed to Mr. Weeks at 301.334.8971 (sweeks@garrettcounty.org) or Lori Paugh at 301.334.1965 (lpaugh@garrettcounty.org).