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
BALTIMORE AND THE STATE OF MARYLAND, will be found after September 21,
the Citys auctioneers web site at www.BidBaltimore.com.
The properties are arranged
in a bundle for
the purpose of bidding. The
owners are those who appear on the Citys tax rolls and appeared in the
2018 Baltimore Edition of The Baltimore Sun and on March 28, 2018, in
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
sold to collect unpaid taxes and other municipal liens.
Notice is hereby given that commencing Wednesday,
2018, at 9:00 a.m., the undersigned will accept sealed bids for the
property bundle listed on www.BidBaltimore.com.
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
warranty, express or implied, that a property has a marketable title or
contains the area of land or improvements which it is said to contain;
therefore, the purchaser assumes all risks in that regard. The purchaser
accept and comply with the Citys business rules published on the tax
site and will receive a Certificate of Tax Sale as required by law.
In the event a sale is subsequently voided, the purchaser
surrender of the Tax Certificate of Sale will receive a refund of the
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
Citys web site referenced above may include taxpayers who paid their
since the list was published and does not necessarily mean that their
The City is offering this select bundle of properties by a
bid process. Procedures are
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
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 Citys
tax sale auction held in May and the subsequent May assignment sale.
Each parcel of property taken to tax sale will be sold in
entirety. Annotated Code of
14-814, et. seq. A sealed
will be utilized. The
Finance shall allocate the amount of the bid for each individual
within the bundle of properties. The
will not be sold for a sum less than the minimum bid price for the
bidder/purchaser is required
to pay the minimum bid amount.
The number of properties in the bundle may decline as
owners redeem any of the listed properties. The
property bundle is numbered for
Bids will be received in the
OFFICE OF THE CITY COMPTROLLER, ROOM 204, CITY HALL, 100 HOLLIDAY
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21202. Bids
received no later than 11:00 a.m., local time, on Wednesday, October
and will be opened in Room #215, City Hall at 12:00 NOON, local
time, on October
24, 2018. Late bids will not be accepted. Bids
may be submitted by mail, overnight
delivery, or in person. Faxed
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
plus redemption interest on the amount of the lien and any other
specifically provided by the law. The
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
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
returned to the bidder. Where
the bundle of properties are identical, the winning bid shall be
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/cashiers check, bank
check or money order.
The Director of Finance shall resolve all questions
date and time bids are received, and bid sufficiency.
Henry J. Raymond, Director of Finance
City of Baltimore