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County Continues to Waive Credit Card Fees for Online Tax & Utility Payments

August 16th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Government Finance Department wishes to remind county residents of their ability to pay tax and utility bills online. With the recent issuing of 2023 FY tax bills, the office expects an increase in the amount of payments being processed daily and urges residents to make use of this service in order to keep wait times low. The ability to make online payments to the county has been available to residents since 2014. Adoption of
this payment method has grown over time, and experienced a large uptick during COVID. “We are pleased to see so many residents making use of the online payment option,” says Deputy Director of Finance, Pamela Diaz. “These payments populate directly into our accounting system, and allow us to serve
our residents more efficiently by keeping our lobby window available for residents who need an extra level of
assistance. It also saves them time, and gas, by skipping the trip to drive to the County Office Building.”
To help encourage use of this system, Allegany County has elected to not pass on the credit card processing
fees to residents, which average 2% of the transaction total at other institutions.
Online payments can be made for real estate tax, property tax, and water & sewer bills. Residents can pay
using a credit/debit card (Visa/MasterCard) or bank draft.
Auto Pay is another free, self-service method available to pay water and sewer bills. Auto Pay automatically
deducts payments from a personal or business checking account. To sign up for this service, you will need to
submit a completed authorization form and voided personal check to the Tax & Utility Office.
In addition to the digital routes, payments can also be made via mail by issuing a personal check, money
order or cashier’s check to:
Allegany County Tax and Utility Office
701 Kelly Road
Cumberland, MD 21502
For more information or general questions about tax bill payments, please call 301-777-5965.