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Tax Sale

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 2018 documents prior to registering.

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

2018 Tax Sale Auction Results

  • PDF (.pdf)—Full Auction Results
  • Excel (.xls)—Auction Summary
  • PDF (.pdf)—Bidder List

2017 Tax Sale Auction Results

  • PDF (.pdf)—Full Auction Results
  • Excel (.xls)—Auction Summary
  • PDF (.pdf)—Bidder List

2016 Tax Sale Auction Results

  • PDF (.pdf)—Full Auction Results
  • Excel (.xls)—Auction Summary
  • PDF (.pdf)—Bidder List

2015 Tax Sale Auction Results

  • PDF (.pdf)—Full Auction Results
  • Excel (.xls)—Auction Summary
  • PDF (.pdf)—Bidder List

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.

The following tax sale surplus files are  PDFs and will open in a new window.

More Information

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 June 18, 2018         


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