Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog January 11

January 11, 2023: Maryland state law provides that all real property is subject to property tax. If you are a property owner in Garrett County (and one of a “lucky” 1/3 this year), you may have recently received an assessment notice.

Assessments are based on the fair market value of the property and are issued by the Department of Assessments and Taxation once every three years. Garrett County has 3 regions so 1/3 of the properties are reassessed each year.

ASSESSMENT multiplied by TAX RATES equals TAX BILL. NOTE: the value is appealable within 45 days of the Notice of Assessment, as discussed here.

The weather today will be mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, with highs around 40 and a low of 34. Southeast winds of around 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

Garrett County Commissioner Paul Edwards was recently installed as a 2023 member of the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Board of Directors by Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford. This will be his first term serving on the MACo Board.

Southern Mat Club wrestling raised $3,200 for the family of Harper Chapman by winning wrestling matches over the past weekend. The family is still collecting funds to assist with medical and living expenses.

Rachel’s Challenge (to stimulate academic achievement and social-emotional learning) is taking place today at Southern Garrett Middle School.

The representatives from the Garrett County Department of Social Services will hold an assistance outreach program at the Friendsville Library today at 2:00 PM.

Garrett Workforce Housing Alliance will be hosting a casual get-together over dinner and drinks today from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, where you can talk about ideas and, most importantly, build critical connections.


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