Tax Sale Information
NEW PROCEDURES: The Frederick County Tax sale is now an internet-based auction using the high bid premium method and will be 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.
All bidders must register online at https://frederick.marylandtaxsale.com. Pre-registration of bidders is required. Bidder registration opens on April 1 and closes at 4 pm local time on April 28. A non-refundable registration fee is required. Payment for tax sale purchases will be made in the same manner and is due by 4 p.m. local time the day of the tax sale auction. As the sale is now online, please be sure to review all of the information available at https://frederick.marylandtaxsale.com.
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 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.
- Current Tax Sale Listing
- Bidder Info & Registration
- Historical Tax Sale Results
- Excess Tax Sale Proceeds
The 2023 Frederick County Tax Sale is scheduled for the second Monday in May. It will be an internet-based auction using the high bid premium method and will be held online at https://frederick.marylandtaxsale.com. All payments, including the registration fee and total amounts due for winning bids, will be automatically debited from the bank account provided on the auction website. Bidders must register online at https://frederick.marylandtaxsale.com. Bidders cannot register with Treasury via mail, fax or email. Bids must be submitted using the online auction website.
Click to view the tax sale procedures and frequently asked questions for bidders. Questions regarding use of the auction website and the online bidding process must be directed to Customer service at 877-361-7325 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the tax sale policies may be directed to the Treasury Department at 301-600-1111 or emailed to email@example.com.
Tax sale surplus and excess funds information is provided as a convenience. If you are a third-party providing a service in an attempt to obtain these funds, all claims must be filed through the Circuit Court for Frederick County for adjudication. The County will not disperse funds to any third party without a signed Order of Court. Do not contact the County for claim filing information, request for additional data, or explanation of the data provided. It is your responsibility to do your own due diligence and seek any necessary legal counsel before proceeding with initiating any claims for surplus or excess funds.