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The combined (state, county, and city) property tax rate for a Bowie resident is $1.6960 per $100 of assessed value for fiscal year 2024. This is up from the 2023 rate of $1.6860. While the Bowie property tax rate has been stable for the last thirteen 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 2016. Property assessments are developed by the State of Maryland and are based on market rates.
Correspond with the City Manager, and/or elected Councilmembers any time during the year. Attend one of the public City Council meetings (usually on Monday nights) and make comments to City Council during the Citizen Participation or Public Hearing portion of the meeting.
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The City does not pay for the Fire Department. This responsibility is handled by Prince George's County and paid with County taxes. The City provides an annual contribution of $167,000 to the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) for various operational expenses. In addition, the City has $165,000 in reserves for the purpose of purchasing fire equipment for BVFD.