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Tax Sale 2020
Calendar of Events

Tax Sale 2020 will be held online at www.BidBaltimore.com on Monday, July 20, 2020.

The Tax Sale 2020 Properties Listing includes liens on properties with delinquent real estate taxes, water bills, and other municipal liens. In addition to appearing on the City's tax certificate sale web site, BidBaltimore.com, the listing will be printed in the Wednesday, May 13, 2020 edition of The Baltimore Sun, and again on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in a publication to be announced.


IMPORTANT NOTICE

Saturday, February 1, 2020: Final Bill and Legal Notices (FBLNs) will be mailed.

Friday, February 28, 2020: Last day to pay FBLN amount.

Friday, March 13, 2020:  Bidder registration began.

Starting on or about March 11, 2020: The Tax Sale 2020 Properties Listing posted on the City's website at BidBaltimore.com will be updated bi-weekly through June 2020, and then weekly until July 20, 2020. The updated listing will reflect payment of the liens and the removal of those liens from Tax Sale 2020, as well as any additional interest or penalty or partial payments applied to the liens.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020:  First Printing of Tax Sale 2020 Properties Listing will be published in the Baltimore edition of The Baltimore Sun and listed on BidBaltimore.com.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020: Second Printing of Tax Sale 2020 Properties Listing will appear in a publication to be announced.

Monday, June 1, 2020: June letter will be mailed informing owners of Tax Sale 2020.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020: Deadline for walk-in payments, on-line payments, and mailed payments to reach the City of Baltimore. Final day to have liens on properties to be offered at Tax Sale 2020 removed from Tax Sale 2020.

Friday, July 10, 2020, 5:00 PM: Deadline to register as a bidder for the July 20 Tax Sale and July 23 Assignment Sale. To ensure authenticity, the same bank account must be used by bidders to register and to purchase certificates. The bank account number must be the same for bidder registration payments and certificate purchases, with no exceptions.

Friday, July 17, 2020: Final update to the Tax Sale 2020 Properties Listing posted on the City's auction web site at BidBaltimore.com. Bidders should note the Tax Sale 2020 Properties Listing will include a notation indicating the final update has taken place.

Friday, July 17, 2020: Bid submission period begins on BidBaltimore.com following the final update to the Tax Sale 2020 Properties Listing.

Monday, July 20, 2020: Acceptance of bids for Tax Sale 2020 begins. Eight batches of liens on properties will be offered for bidding throughout the day. Batches are scheduled to close each hour, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Local Time. Acceptance of bids for the final batch ends at 4:00 p.m. No additional batches will be offered and no additional bids will be accepted after 4:00 p.m. Local Time.

Monday, July 20, 2020: Automatic debit of bank account for winning bidders following the close of the last batch at 4:00 p.m. Local Time.

Monday, July 20, 2020: Tax Sale 2020 Books will be available. Tax Sale 2020 Books may be purchased at the Cashier's Section of the Municipal Office Building, 200 Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 at a fee of $10.00 per book.

Thursday, July 23, 2020 Assignment Sale - liens for properties not purchased at Tax Sale 2020 on July 20, 2020, may be purchased at lien value as of this date at BidBaltimore.com. All items in the Assignment Sale will close at 4:00 p.m. Local Time.

Thursday, July 23, 2020: Automatic debit of bank account for winning bidders following the close of the Assignment Sale batch at 4:00 p.m. Local Time.

Thursday, July 30, 2020: First day to redeem tax lien certificates for properties included in Tax Sale 2020.

PERSONAL AND BUSINESS CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR TAX SALE PAYMENTS AFTER THE MAILING OF THE FINAL BILL AND LEGAL NOTICE ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 1, 2020. PERSONAL AND BUSINESS CHECKS FOR TAX SALE PAYMENTS WILL BE RETURNED BY MAIL TO THE PROPERTY OWNER AND THE LIENS ON THE PROPERTY WILL REMAIN SUBJECT TO THE TAX SALE.

For questions concerning tax sale eligibility, please contact Tammy Hollie at 410-396-5166 or Ed Scrivener at 443-984-3605. For redemption requests, please call or email the city at the following contact information:

Telephone: 410-396-3987
E-mail: baltimorecitycollections@baltimorecity.gov
Websites: www.baltimorecity.gov and www.BidBaltimore.com
Bid Baltimore Customer Support Telephone 866-247-4370

ONLY ONE BIDDER NUMBER WILL BE ISSUED TO ANY INDIVIDUAL OR BUSINESS ENTITY. If you are interested in participating as a bidder at Tax Sale 2020, you must complete the following steps:
  1. If you have not previously obtained an ID and password for the web site for Tax Sale 2020, click Register and complete the required information on BidBaltimore.com. No mail-in or e-mail registrations will be accepted.
  2. Accept the terms of the User Agreement.
  3. Submit an IRS Form W-9 in the name of the person or legal entity to whom the Tax Sale Certificate should be issued.
  4. Pay $100.00 registration fee via ACH Debit.  The registration fee is non-refundable and will not be subtracted from the amount owed for Liens. The same bank account number shall be used for registration fee and certificates purchased.
  5. Enter Attorney contact information (optional).
  6. Submit a budget to cover the costs of your anticipated purchases.
  7. Each bidder must provide and keep current a valid e-mail address as part of the Registrant Info submitted on BidBaltimore.com.


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