Tax Sale Auction of Tax Liens by Sealed Bid
Baltimore City, Maryland
hereby given that a list of properties on which liens are due to THE
CITY OF BALTIMORE AND THE STATE OF MARYLAND, will be found after
September 20, 2019, on the City's auctioneers web site at www.BidBaltimore.com.
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 13, 2019 Baltimore Edition of The Baltimore Sun
and on March 27, 2019, in The Daily Record, as well as on www.BidBaltimore.com,
in accord with the provisions of the laws of the State and the City. 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.
hereby given that commencing Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 9:00
a.m., the undersigned will accept sealed bids for the single property
bundle listed on www.BidBaltimore.com.
Bids will be received in
accord with the instructions below.
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 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
will not be sold for a sum less than the minimum bid price for the
entire bundle. The
bidder/purchaser is required to pay the minimum bid amount.
The number of properties in the bundle may decline as
property owners redeem any of the listed properties. The
property bundle is numbered for identification.
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 23, 2019, and will be opened in Room #215, City Hall at
12:00 NOON, local time, on October 23, 2019. 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
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 certified mail.
The method of payment is by bank/cashiers 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.
Henry J. Raymond, Director of Finance
City of Baltimore