From Harford County government:
(Bel Air, MD) – – Effective November 20, 2009 Harford County Government will provide a new online research tool on the Harford County Government website that will enable citizens to view the details concerning their current year Real Property Tax, Property Assessment, Bay Restoration Fund fee, and Water and Sewer charges.
Property owners will have information at their fingertips that allows them to view property taxes, Bay Restoration Fund fees, or water and sewer charges that are owed to Harford County Government. The site also allows bills to be paid electronically.
Other features of the new online site include detailed property tax data that is broken down into the amounts attributed to County, State, and highway taxes and any homestead or homeowner credits that have been applied. There is also a direct link to the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation real property information.
The County webpage also conveniently lists contact numbers for the state and the three municipalities of Aberdeen, Bel Air, and Havre de Grace for those property owners who have holdings within those jurisdictions.
Harford County Executive David Craig applauded John Scotten, County Treasurer, and his staff for their innovation and responsiveness to inquiries from the citizens. “I am very pleased we are able to offer this efficient and convenient tool for our citizens. I am sure it will help them receive information they need in a timely manner.”
This online inquiry service has been created for the convenience of the public as a payment and online research mechanism. The program was designed in-house by Harford County Information System employees Cheryl Landreth, Ron Pieper and Kris Thomson, and Anne Tyler who works for the Treasury Department.
Individuals will be able to look up their Real Property Tax, Assessment, Bay Restoration Fund and Water and Sewer charges online by visiting www.harfordcountymd.gov/payments.
Common Sense says
This is great. We’ve needed a way to pay our stuff online for a while. HOWEVER… I just accessed the site and you don’t need an account number or password to access the information. I just looked up my water bill and everyone else’s on my street! Shouldn’t this information be somewhat private? It should be setup like BGE or Comcast.
So while I applaud the County for updating it’s system, some security measures need to be put into place. I don’t need everyone to know how much I water I waste (although it’s a lot less than my neighbors!).