Tax Sale

Annual Sale & Tax Sale Certificates

Tax sales are held online.  Please visit our auction website for more information.

Next Tax Sale:  Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

The annual tax sale takes place the 3rd Tuesday in May. Tax sale certificates are sold to bidders for nonpayment of taxes, sanitary, road and ditch bills for Queen Anne’s County, and for nonpayment of water / sewer for incorporated towns.

Any open bills associated with a property under Maryland Code are considered liens against the property.  Any unpaid bills at the beginning of January could potentially lead the property into tax sale.  By mid-February, the County will send a delinquent notice to all property owners with delinquent bills.  We will also advertise in the local newspaper for four consecutive weeks prior to the sale.  Owners have ninety days to redeem the property before the property is sent to public auction.

Queen Anne's County holds an annual Tax Sale online that closes the third Tuesday in May.  Tax lien certificates for properties with delinquent taxes, sewer bills and/or other assessments will be auctioned to the highest bidder.

The sale is held online using Real Auction.  For more information you may visit  Prospective bidders may pre-register online for the sale no later than one week prior to the tax sale date.  You must be preregistered on the website in order to be able to bid.  All bidders must establish their eligibility for bidding by presenting satisfactory evidence of legal existence of the bidding entity and identify a single agent to bid on behalf of that entity.