Homestead Tax Credit Eligibility Program

The City of Hyattsville's Homestead Tax Credit Program mirrors the Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation Homestead Tax Credit Eligibility program. 

The Homestead Tax Credit limits the amount of assessment increase on which eligible homeowners pay county, municipal, and state property taxes each year, regardless of your property's value or your income level. 

The Homestead Property Tax Credit may significantly reduce the amount of property taxes you owe.

Program Eligibility

If you plan to live in your home as your principal residence, you may qualify for the Homestead Property Tax Credit.

City of Hyattsville Program Addition 

Hyattsville's City Council, in ordinance 2008-07, Section 108-2-part A, sets the Homestead property tax credit percentage for residences in the incorporated City of Hyattsville at 110%.

Limitation: A married couple may only have one principal residence under the provisions of this law. A homeowner who submits an application that is inconsistent with income tax and motor vehicle records for the State will be required to later submit additional verification in order to be considered for the credit.

Application Process

This application can be filled out on your PC, if handwritten please print legibly. Please use black or blue ink only.


You may also file this application online; you will need an Access Number issued by the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation to do so. If you would like to apply online, please email your name, address, and the county in which you reside to An Access Number will be emailed to you with additional information.

If you have any questions, please email or call 410-767-2165 (toll-free 1-866-650-8783).

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