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To the contrary. The combined (state, county, and city) property tax rate for a Bowie resident is $1.6820 per $100 of assessed value for fiscal year 2019, which is down from the 2005 rate of $1.7063. While the Bowie property tax rate has been stable for the last nine years, residents may have seen their tax bills increase due to higher property assessments and the fact that Prince George’s County raised its property tax rate by $.04 in fiscal year 2019. Property assessments are developed by the State of Maryland and are based on market rates.
Attend one of the public meetings (usually on Monday night) and make commentsto City Council during the Citizen Participation period.
The State of Maryland has increased the Bay Restoration Fee that appears on your water bill and these funds are sent to the State.
If necessary, the tax rate may be increased.