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To Slow Spread of Coronavirus, Harford County Government,

Department of the Treasury Eliminates In-Person Payments

Effective March 18, 2020

To slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus,  Harford County government will no longer accept in-person payments at the county administration building in Bel Air.

For the protection of the public and county employees, the following payment procedures will be implemented until further notice.

Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

Harford County will no longer accept payments in-person at the Treasury office. The payment window will be closed. Payments can be made as follows.

Electronic payments -

Telephone payments - Taxes & Water/Sewer – 1-844-836-9732

Mail payments - Harford County Dept. of the Treasury at 220 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014. Please provide a phone number and address on all payments.

Drop box (check or money order payments) - Located on the Bond Street side of the building at

220 S. Main Street. Please provide a phone number and address on all payments. No cash payments will be accepted at this time.

Harford County will accept Lien sheet payments via the mail or electronically through the County website. These documents will be forwarded by mail or e-mail based on the designation of the submitter.

Harford County will accept Deed payments via the mail, or electronically through Simplifile at, or by calling 1-800-460-5657. Documents will not be available for pick up in the Treasury office after March 17. Treasury will mail documents to the submitter or deliver them to the courthouse.

Questions may be directed as follows:

Water and Sewer Billing - 410-638-3311 or

Liens and Recordings – 410-638-3269x1324 or

Tax and all other payments - 410-638-3269 or

About the Department of the Treasury

The Department of the Treasury, pursuant to Chapter 16, Article III, Section 13 of the Harford County Code, administers oversight responsibility of all county funds and securities, maintains records, and provides financial assistance and information to other county government departments and agencies.

Department Components

To achieve these mandated responsibilities, the department has been organized into the following components:
  • Office of the Treasurer - Administers and coordinates all activities of the department and debt management
  • Bureau of Accounting - Manages disbursements, receivables, payroll, general accounting, capital budget, and all grant accounting
  • Bureau of Revenue Collections - Collects all monies due and is the first stop in the recordation process for deeds
Additionally, the department maintains oversight responsibility for water and sewer accounting functions, solid waste accounting, preparation of the annual financial report, and the investment and application of county monies.

Additional Information

If you have any questions relating to the financial operations of the county, please contact the department directly at 410-638-3314 or send an email.