Notice is hereby given that a list of properties, on
which liens are due to THE CITY OF BALTIMORE AND THE STATE OF MARYLAND,
can be found on the this web site after October 18, 2017. The
properties are arranged in a bundle for the purpose of
bidding. The property owners are those who appear on the City's
tax rolls and appeared in the March 15, 2017, Baltimore Edition of The
Baltimore Sun and on March 29, 2017, in The Daily Record, as well as on
the City's tax sale web site at www.BidBaltimore.com, in accordance with the
provisions of the laws of the State of Maryland and the City of
Baltimore. The Director of Finance published the notice of tax
sale to warn the property owners that the listed properties are to be
sold to collect unpaid taxes and other municipal liens.
Notice is hereby
given that commencing Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., the
undersigned will accept sealed bids for the single property bundle
listed on this web site. Bids will be received in accord with the
The tax sale is open to the public. Prospective
bidders should investigate the properties and inspect them. There
is no warranty, express or implied, that a property has a marketable
title or that it contains the area of land or improvements which it is
said to contain; therefore, the purchaser assumes all risks in that
regard. The purchaser must accept and comply with the City's business
rules published on the City's tax sale web site and will receive a
Certificate of Tax Sale as required by law.
In the event a sale is subsequently voided, the
purchaser upon surrender of the Tax Certificate of Sale will receive a
refund of the minimum bid amount assigned to and paid on the specific
property. The City will pay no interest or expenses associated
with the sale or invalidation. The list of delinquent taxpayers
shown on the City's web site referenced above may include taxpayers who
paid their taxes since the list was published and does not necessarily
mean that their taxes are still delinquent.
The City is offering this select bundle of properties
by a sealed bid process. Procedures are in accordance with
legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly. The tax sale
procedures are unique to Baltimore City and should not be considered to
be the same procedures used in other Maryland jurisdictions.
The procedures are listed below. If you plan to
participate in the sale, please read the procedures, as they are
significantly different from the City's annual tax sale auction held in
May and the subsequent May assignment sale.
Each parcel of property taken to tax sale will be sold
in its entirety. Annotated Code of Maryland, Tax-Property,
14-814, et. seq. A sealed bid
process will be utilized. The
Director of Finance shall allocate the amount of the bid for each
individual property within the bundle of properties. The bundle
will not be sold for a sum less than the advertised minimum bid price
for the bundle. The bidder/purchaser is required to pay the
minimum bid amount as advertised.
Bids will be received in the OFFICE OF THE CITY COMPTROLLER, ROOM 204,
CITY HALL, 100 HOLLIDAY STREET, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21202. Bids
must be received no later than 11:00 a.m., local time, on Wednesday,
October 25, 2017, and will be opened in Room #215, City Hall at 12:00
NOON, local time, on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Late bids will not be accepted.
Bids may be submitted by mail, overnight delivery, or in person.
Faxed bids will not be accepted.
All bids are final.
The City will return all proceeds collected, without
interest or expenses, to the unsuccessful bidder. If a
property is redeemed any time subsequent to the sale, the successful
bidder shall receive only the allocated bid amount plus redemption
interest on the amount of the lien and any other expenses specifically
provided by the law. The lien amount is not refundable after the
time required under Annotated Code of Maryland, Tax-Property, 14-817
and 14-820, et. seq., for the
filing of an action to foreclose the
right of redemption, provided there has been no redemption, and if a
decree is obtained within the required time.
Timely bids must include the following information to be considered:
Bids that do not include all the preceding information
will be judged not responsive and will be returned to the bidder.
Where bids for the bundle of properties are identical, the winning bid
shall be selected based on the date and time of receipt, which shall be
stamped on the bid packet. A successful bidder/purchaser who is
not present at the bid opening will be notified by telephone and/or
The method of payment is by bank/cashier's check, bank
certified check or money order.
The Director of Finance shall resolve all questions
regarding the date and time bids are received, and bid sufficiency.