Baltimore County properties with unpaid real property taxes, accrued interest or penalties may be auctioned at the County's annual tax sale. The sale occurs in June each year.
How It Works
Review the following documents prior to registering.
- Baltimore County Tax Sale Public Notice and Legal Authority
- 2016 Tax Sale Internet Procedures
- Collector's Terms for the 2016 Tax Sale
Real property tax bills are issued on July 1 each year. Failure to pay in full or, if eligible, make the first semiannual payment by September 30 will result in the account being considered delinquent. Interest will accrue until the taxes are paid in full. Unpaid balances due past December 31 are subject to accrued interest, penalties and tax sale.
On March 1, a Final Tax Sale Notice is mailed, allowing the property owner 30 days to pay the property taxes and accrued interest and penalties. If the owner fails to respond to this notice, the property may be sold at the annual tax sale.
Baltimore County posts properties to be sold on its website around the first of May. If a property is sold for taxes, the owner has six months from the date of the sale to redeem the property or a foreclosure action for nonpayment of taxes can be filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County.
Final Auction Results
2016 Tax Sale Auction Results
2015 Tax Sale Auction Results
2014 Tax Sale Auction Results
2013 Tax Sale Auction Results
2012 Tax Sale Auction Results
Tax Sale Surplus and Excess Funds
Tax sale surplus and excess funds information is provided as a convenience. If you are a third-party providing a service in an attempt to obtain these funds, all claims must be filed through the Circuit Court for Baltimore County for adjudication. Baltimore County will not disperse funds to any third party without a signed Order of Court. Please do not contact Baltimore County for claim filing information, or an explanation of the data provided. It is your responsibility to do your own due diligence and seek any necessary legal counsel before proceeding with initiating any claims for surplus or excess funds.
- 2010 Tax Sale Surplus (PDF)
- 2011 Tax Sale Surplus (PDF)
- 2012 Tax Sale Surplus (PDF)
- 2013 Tax Sale Surplus (PDF)
- 2014 Tax Sale Surplus (PDF)
Find answers to frequently asked questions or contact the County's Taxpayer Services at 410-887-5616 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Revised November 7, 2016