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Howard County Council passes legislation to repeal Mobile Home Tax

Posted at 10:23 PM, Apr 02, 2019

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — The Howard County Council passed legislation to repeal the mobile home tax in Howard County.

Officials report that an estimated 1,100 county mobile home residents previously paid an average of $45 a month in mobile home taxes.

The proposal filed by County Executive Ball was an effort to reduce the financial burden of residents living in mobile homes.

“Our legislation will reduce an unjust tax burden on Howard County residents in manufactured homes and support our community in expanding opportunity for all. The owners of these mobile home parks derived no benefit from this tax, so repealing it was the right thing to do,” said Ball. “I want to thank Councilmembers Mercer Rigby, Jones, Jung, and Walsh for their support on this legislation.”

The repeal will be effective on the start of the new fiscal year, July 1, 2019.