Maryland Tax Lien Certificates


In Maryland, the tax collector sells tax lien certificates subject to the property owners six (6) month right to redeem. Depending on the county, the property owner may redeem by paying the purchase price plus interest at the rate of 6% to 24%.

Tax Sale Type: Tax Lien Certificates (Sec. 14-820 New Window)

Contact: County Tax Collector (Sec. 14-808 New Window)

Interest Rate: 6% to 24% per annum (Sec. 14-820 New Window)

Penalty Rate: None

Bid Procedure: Premium Bid (Sec. 14-817 (a) (2) New Window)

Redemption Period: Six (6) months (Sec. 14-833 New Window)

Law: Annotated Code of Maryland, Tax-Property Article, Title 14, Subtitle 8, Part III, "Tax Sales." New Window

Additional Notes:

Property owner retains possession during redemption: According to (Sec. 14-830 New Window) the 'owner of any property sold under the provisions of this subtitle shall have the right, during the period of redemption, to continue in possession of, and to exercise all rights of ownership over the property until the right of redemption has been finally foreclosed...'

Attaining a Tax Deed: According to (Sec. 14-833 New Window) the owner of a tax lien certificate can file for a tax deed six (6) months after the purchase of the tax lien but no later than two (2) years from the date the tax lien certificate was purchased.

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Counties / Municipalities located in Maryland

The following is a list of counties located in the state of Maryland. Tax Lien Certificates for properties located in the following counties are sold at Maryland county tax sales.

Learn more about each county's individual tax sale process by clicking on the name of the county for which you are interested from the list below:





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