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 collections 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
- Amusement Device Vendor Owner Registration
- Business License Registration Application
- Business License Registration Auctioneer Application
- Business License Registration Pawnbroker Application
- Homestead Tax Credit
- Late Night Commercial Operations License Application
- Lien Certificate Application
- Retail Business District License Application
- Simulated Slot Machine Registration Form
- Special Events Parking Application
- Yield Tax – Notice and Exemption Affidavit
New Yield Tax
A new Yield Tax on some real property transfers becomes effective on January 11, 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 rate is 0.15% on the amount collected under SUBTITLE 16, Transfer Tax and 0.6% on the amount collected under SUBTITLE 17, Recordation Tax. More information and an Affidavit for claiming exemptions will be available on this page’s “Applications, Permits and Registration” section.
Newly Constructed Dwelling Property Tax Credit
We now accept Newly Constructed Dwelling property tax credit applications online only.
Tax Credit Extension
The State has extended the Newly Constructed Dwelling Property Tax Credit through June 30, 2019. After June 30, 2019, additional owners of newly constructed dwellings may not be granted a credit under this program unless extended further.
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 penalty.
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."