The Bureau of Revenue Collections has the responsibility to collect all revenue owed to the City of Baltimore through various taxes, fines, fees, and penalties.
The Bureau maintains a call center to address any payment or billing questions that a customer may have. See the telephone numbers listed at the bottom of this page for more information on how to contact the Bureau of Revenue Collections.
Revenue Collections Strategic Plan
The Bureau of Revenue Collections strategically, efficiently, and effectively collects funds owed to the City of Baltimore for the purpose of sustaining and enhancing City-wide operations. It is our vision to be a leader in government revenue collection by utilizing emerging technology to maximize collection rates while lowering costs for the City and providing an ever-improving customer experience.
Applications, Permits, and Registration
- Q&A - Registration Process for Business Licenses Beginning 2023
- FAQs Amusement Device & Simulated Slot Machines Registration Process
- Annual Business License Application
- Amusement Devices & Simulated Slot Machines Registration Form
- Amusement Device Registration Tax & License Application
- Simulated Slot Machine Registration Tax & License Application
- Surety Bond Verification-Validation Form
- Pawnbroker Business License Application
- Auctioneer Business License Application
- Street Entertainers Business License Application
- Retail Business District License (RBDL) Survey (12/15/21)
- Notification Letter to Parking Tax, Hotel Tax, and/or Short-Term Residential Rental (STRR) Customers Regarding Issuance of New Account Numbers (9/10/21)
- Parking Facility & Tax Account Survey (9/10/21)
- Hotel Tax and/or Short-Term Residential Rental Account Survey (9/10/21)
- Hotel Tax Online Payment CSS Portal Registration & User Guide
- Parking Tax Online Payment CSS Portal Registration & User Guide
- Short-Term Rental Registration Online Payment CSS Portal Registration & User Guide
- Homestead Tax Credit
- Late Night Commercial Operations License Application
- Lien Certificate Application
- Special Event Parking Lots License Application
- Yield Tax – Notice and Exemption Affidavit
New Yield Tax Rates
New amended Yield Tax rates will be collected starting April 1, 2019. With certain exceptions, the tax applies to all transactions for which Recordation and Transfer Taxes are due pursuant to BALTO. CITY CODE, ART. 28, SUBTITLES 16 and 17, and for which the consideration exceeds $1,000,000. The Yield Tax amended rates are 15% on the amount collected under SUBTITLE 16, Transfer Tax, and 40% on the amount collected under SUBTITLE 17, Recordation Tax.
You Can Lower Your Real Property Tax Payment
If you pay by July 31st, you will receive a discount. If you pay by September 30th, you will avoid paying interest and penalties.
Public Notice - Intake Sheet
Our office no longer uses or accepts the “State of Maryland Instrument Intake Sheet." A new intake sheet must be submitted with every document that is submitted to our office for processing. In addition, the Transfer and Recordation Tax Unit will be following new policies and procedures regarding deeds that are conveying multiple properties.
If a deed is conveying multiple properties, for example, a condominium and a parking space or a property and a “descriptive” lot, then all of the properties must be clearly identified in the deed and on the intake sheet. Furthermore, if the properties have their own unique parcel numbers (block and lot), a lien sheet must be obtained for each and every parcel number. By law, all liens must be satisfied prior to transfer. If a deed has been recorded and subsequently it is found that a parcel was erroneously omitted because it was not clearly identified and/or a lien sheet was not obtained, then the omitted property will not be transferred until the responsible party (i.e. title company, attorney, or whoever handled the settlement) obtains a lien sheet and pays all open liens.
Notice to Secured Creditors
Parties with security interests in personal property for which the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore has a lien should direct any notices pursuant Tax-Property §14-805 to "Chief, Bureau of Revenue Collections, 200 Holliday St. Rm. 7, Baltimore, MD 21202."