Tax Sale


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the County’s Tax Sale, originally scheduled for May 6, 2020, has been changed to August 5, 2020. 

Tax Sale Information: The County holds an annual Tax Sale in May or June of each year. Tax lien certificates for properties with delinquent taxes, water and sewer bills or other liens will be auctioned to the highest bidder. On or about March 1, the County will send a delinquent notice to all property owners with delinquent bills and advertise the delinquent properties in the Howard County Times / Columbia Flier for at least four weeks prior to the sale.

Terms of the 2020 Tax Sale

2020 Tax Sale FAQs

Tax Sale Website:
Properties listed for tax sale will be available for viewing on Monday, July 6th.

2019 Tax Sale Results

2020 Tax Sale Results

FAQ’s for Property Owners

The procedure for redemption of properties sold at tax sale is governed by state law set forth in Title 14, Subtitle 8 of the Tax-Property Article of the Maryland Annotated Code. The County does not provide legal advice to either the tax sale purchaser or the property owner on their respective rights under the law. Instead, you should either consult the state law or obtain independent legal advice on your rights and responsibilities under the law. No information on our website is intended to constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon in determining your rights and liabilities under governing law.