(April 24, 2015) There are many opportunities online to gather information about properties.
Worcester County’s website for property taxes: www.co.worcester.md.us/trs/realproptax.aspx.
When you visit the county’s site, click on the button labeled “Account Inquiry.” This will take you to a search page that allows you to search for a property by property ID, primary owner’s name, street address or tax map. Once you locate the property, a report is displayed that details applicable city, county and state property tax, as well as whether or not the taxes are current.
Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation property records are located online at: sdat.resiusa.org/RealProperty/Pages/default.aspx.
Visiting the real property portion of the site allows a search of the real property database and will display property records. Information provided in an individual property record includes: owner information, location and structure information (including map/parcel/lot number, square footage, lot size, etc.), value information (tax assessment value), transfer information, exemption information and homestead application status.
Maryland land records for recorded instruments within the state: www.mdlandrec.net.
The Maryland Judiciary, the 24 elected court clerks of Maryland and the Maryland State Archives have joined to provide up-to-date access to all verified land record instruments in Maryland. This service is provided at no charge to individuals who apply for a username and password. After selecting a county, you have the option to search by book and page number, or by an individual or corporation name. This site is a valuable tool in searching deeds, deeds of trust/mortgages and also bylaws of homeowners and condominium associations.
— Lauren Bunting is a licensed REALTOR with Bunting Realty, Inc. in Berlin.