New property tax credit available for disabled or fallen first responders and spouses in Wicomico Co.
SALISBURY, Md. – Applications are now open for a new Wicomico County property tax credit for permanently disabled first responders and surviving spouses of the fallen.
The Heroes Act took effect on August 8th after the County Council passed the bill and it was approved by Acting County Executive John Psota. Eligible workers include law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and fire, rescue, or emergency medical services personnel who were working for an entity located in Wicomico County when they became permanently disabled due to their work.
Additionally, surviving spouses of workers who died as a result of their work as a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or fire, rescue, or emergency medical services personnel are also eligible.
Approved applications will receive a total annual credit of 100% of the Wicomico County real property tax, up to $1,500 each year. Once approved, this will continue annually until the property is no longer the applicant’s residence or until the surviving spouse remarries.
The application can be downloaded online or picked up at the Finance Office and must be received by the close of business on September 30th. If the applicant has already paid taxes for Fiscal Year 2023 and is approved for the tax credit, a refund will be provided for the appropriate amount. The completed form should be submitted to the Wicomico County Executive’s Office, Government Office Building Room 303, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or P.O. Box 870 Salisbury MD 21803.