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Bids are now placed online effective in 2021. Visit https://queenannescountymd.realtaxlien.com for full details.
Bidding starts at the sale amount. The sale amount is the sum of delinquent amounts owed the County plus expenses incurred in making the sale. The tax sale lien is awarded to the highest bidder. All properties sold at tax sale are subject to a high bid premium (if applicable). Sale amount and high bid premium must be paid on the day of the auction.
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The tax sale is the 3rd Tuesday in May of each year and is held online at https://queenannescountymd.realtaxlien.com. Registration begins one month prior via the same website.
The notice of advertisement will be published weekly for the 3 weeks prior to the tax sale and beginning on the first of May on our online acution website at https://queenannescountymd.realtaxlien.com. The newspaper advertisement is not updated for payments received after advertisement, however the online postings are updated weekly through date of tax sale. Only 1 newspaper meets the requirement of “a newspaper that has a general circulation in the county in which the property is located” (Annotated Code of Maryland - Tax Property §14-813). The Record Observer can be reach by calling 410-758-1400.
Information will be available on the Queen Anne’s County website and updated weekly for the 3 weeks prior to the tax sale.
Register online at https://queenannescountymd.realtaxlien.com beginning one month prior to the tax sale. A nonrefundable $100 fee is required.
ACH only using a U.S. bank account. Payments are made on the day of tax sale using our online auction service located at https://queenannescountymd.realtaxlien.com.
We do not require a deposit, however we do require a one-time registration fee of $100.