Tax Payments, Assessments and Senior Exemptions
Our online tax website enables users to access property tax accounts, assessment information, and even pay your property tax bill online!
Simply follow the link and search by owner name, tax account ID, street address, or parcel number, all of which are included on your tax bill. To learn more about the City's tax rate, assessments and appeals, see below.
The tax year runs October 1 through September 30 of the following year. Annual tax bills are mailed in August and due September 30. The penalty for delinquent taxes is 1% per month.
Tax Relief for Senior Citizens
The City offers a senior citizen exemption (reduction) on their annual tax bill provided they meet the income qualifications and submit the required application to the Customer Service office by June 1 of the current year. An application must be filed annually.
The current tax rate in Milford is $.48275 per $100 of assessed value. To determine what your taxes will be use the following formula: Assessed Value x .0048275 = Taxes
The tax year runs October 1 through September 30 of the following year. Annual tax bills are mailed in August and due in September.
If you have any questions about the online tax website, your tax bill, or the Senior Citizen Exemption, please call Customer Service at (302) 422-6616.
Real Estate Transfer Tax
General Assessment of Real Property in the City of Milford
Article VII of the City of Milford Charter requires a copy of the General Assessment, as adjusted by the supplemental assessment, as made in said year, to be posted. The General Assessment can be found at: FY22-23 General Assessment (dated 06/10/22)
PUBLIC NOTICE City of Milford Property Tax Appeals
Please be advised that on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., the City Council of the City of Milford will sit in the Council Chambers at Milford City Hall, 201 South Walnut Street, Milford, Delaware, as a Board of Revision and Appeal, in regard to the 2022-2023 City of Milford General Property Assessment.
Property owners wishing to appeal the value of their property under the 2022-2023 General Assessment must submit a completed and signed appeal application to the Customer Service Department at 302-422-6616 by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022. Questions can be directed to 302-422-6616.
Copies of the 2022-2023 General Assessment are posted for public information at Milford City Hall, 201 South Walnut Street, Milford, Delaware and the City of Milford Customer Service Center, 119 South Walnut Street, Milford, Delaware.
Issued this 23rd day of May 2022 pursuant to Article 7 of the Charter of the City of Milford, Delaware.
Assessments and Appeals
Assessments are performed quarterly, in January, April, July and October, and adjusted/corrected bills are mailed out accordingly. After each quarterly assessment property owners will be notified of any assessment changes to their property by receiving a Notice of Change In Assessment.
The deadline to file a petition to appeal your assessment is 30 days from the issuance of a Notice of Change in Assessment and informal appeal reviews take place quarterly with formal appeals annually.
Using your Notice of Change in Assessment letter, find the date the Petition of Appeal is due and use that date to file the correct form:
Why Did I Receive A Notice of Change In Assessment?
Typically a change in assessment occurs when a change on the property takes place, i.e. an addition is built, a house is demolished, property is annexed, acreage is corrected. If you have a question about your assessment, please contact Carol Scott at 302-422-6616 ext 1204.