Utilities & Tax Information

Important Phone Numbers

Utility Services

Pepco - 202-833-7500

Washington Gas - 703-750-1000

Gas Emergency - 800-544-5606

Miss Utility (call before digging) - 800-257-7777


Verizon Fios - 800-837-4966

Comcast - 800-XFINITY

Water Authorities/Services

Alexandria - 800-452-6863

Arlington - 703-228-5000

Falls Church - 703-698-5800

WSSC - 301-206-8000

DC Water - 202-354-3600

Water and Sewer Authority (WASA)
Washington DC - 202-787-2000

Security Systems

Custom Systems Integration (CSI) - 703-642-3377

Splaine Security Systems - 877-942-6262

ADT - 703-297-8984

Petibon Alarm Co. - 301-858-0820

Recordation and Transfer Tax Rates

Montgomery County, MD

County Transfer Tax                      1%

State Transfer Tax                         .5%

State Recordation Tax                   .89%

Total Transfer and Recordation      2.39%

(if over $500,000 there is additional .46% recordation tax)

(if first time Maryland Homebuyer and property is to be occupied as principal residence, Buyers exempt from paying State Transfer and Seller must pay .25% regardless of agreement between parties)

District of Columbia

Recordation Tax (Buyer)                1.45%

Transfer Tax (Seller)                      1.45%

Total                                              2.9%

(If transaction is less than $400,000 transfer and recordation taxes remain at 1.1% each for a total of 2.2%)

Commonwealth of Virginia

State Grantee Tax (Buyer)               .25%

County Grantee Tax (Buyer)            .0834%

Total Grantee Tax (Buyer)                .3334%

Grantor Tax on Sales Price (Seller)   .25%

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