Tax Sale

Tax Sale Information
The Frederick County tax sale is a sealed bid auction using the high bid premium method and is held on the second Monday in May. The tax sale properties are advertised in a local newspaper and on our website approximately 30 days preceding the tax sale.

Registration
Pre-registration of bidders is required. A non-refundable registration fee is required payable via ACH. Payment for tax sale purchases will be made in the same manner. Payment must be made by 4 p.m. the day following the tax sale auction.

Assignment Sale
Any properties that do not sell at the tax lien auction will be sold at lien value at an assignment sale. In order to participate in the assignment sale, you must be a registered bidder in the tax lien auction.  The date and time of the assignment sale and instructions will be emailed to all registered bidders after the completion of the tax lien auction.
 
Legal Proceedings

Legal proceedings cannot begin until 6 months after the tax sale. Legal proceedings must be started within 2 years of the sale date or your certificate is void and all money paid by you is forfeited.

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