Charles County Government Eliminates In-Person Payments Effective March 23

Animal Control Establishes 30-Day Amnesty on Pet License Renewals

For the protection of our residents and county employees, Charles County Government will not accept in-person payments at the County Government locations in La Plata and Waldorf and the Department of Emergency Services Building, starting Monday, March 23. No cash payments will be accepted at this time. At this time, for the safety of our pet owners, the Animal Control Division is establishing a 30 day amnesty on pet license renewals so that our pet owners can remain at home respecting social distancing. 

The following procedures for various payment services will be implemented until further notice:

• Electronic payments:

• Telephone payments - Taxes & Water/Sewer – 1-866-692-6828

• Mail payments: (Include your invoice with payment).

  • Taxes and Deeds: Charles County Treasury at P.O. Box 2607, La Plata, MD 20646.
  • Water/Sewer Payments: Charles County Government, P.O. Box 1630, La Plata, MD 20646
  • Red Light/Speed Camera Citations:  Charles County Government, P.O. Box 1660, Waldorf, MD 20604  
  • False Alarm Reduction Unit Registration Fees and Fines: Charles County Department of Emergency Services, 10425 Audie Lane, La Plata, MD 20646
  • Animal License: Charles County Animal Control, 10425 Audie Lane, La Plata, MD 20646. Please print and fill out the order form, available at:

• Drop box (check or money order payments - Include your invoice with payment)
Government Building locations (located at the side of the building):

  • 200 Baltimore St., La Plata, MD 20646
  • 3670 Leonardtown Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

Charles County will accept lien certifications via the mail, fax or electronically through the County website at  These documents will be forwarded by mail or e-mail based on the submitters request.

Charles 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 20. Treasury will mail documents to the submitter or deliver them to the courthouse.

Questions may be directed as follows:

• Liens and Recordings – (301) 645-0685, (301) 870-2249 or

• Tax and all other payments – (301) 645-0685, (301) 870-2249 or

• Water and Sewer Billing – (301) 645-0624, 301-870-2542, Fax-(301) 885-1313 or

• Traffic Operations-(301) 932-3519

Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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