RELEASE: Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Department of Finance Delay Baltimore City Tax Sale

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Bernard C. “Jack” Young


City of Baltimore

250 City Hall • Baltimore, Maryland 21202 • 410-396-3835



April 15, 2020

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Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Department of Finance Delay Baltimore City Tax Sale

Mayor Young, Finance Director Henry Raymond announce shift of tax sale from May 18 to Jul 20, 2020

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and the Department of Finance announced that the 2020 Baltimore City Tax Sale scheduled for Monday, May 18 would be postponed to July 20. Mayor Young issued the following statement:

“Postponing the tax sale allows our residents more time to plan for this event,” Mayor Young said. “I commend Director Henry Raymond and the Department of Finance for working swiftly and proactively to secure new dates for this process.”

With the tax sale postponed to July 20, residents should make a note of the following, modified dates as well:

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020 — Publication of tax sale eligible 2020 property addresses in the Baltimore Sun and on Originally scheduled for March 13.
  • Monday, June 1, 2020 — Final notice mailed giving property owner 30 days to reduce lien balance and avoid tax sale. Originally scheduled for April 1.
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 — Deadline for reducing lien balances and removal from tax sale list. Originally scheduled for April 30.
  • Monday, July 20, 2020 — Annual Tax Sale. Originally scheduled for May 18.

For the most up-to-date information or questions regarding the Baltimore City 2020 tax sale, please refer to or dial (410) 396-3987.