Updated Tax Sale Information
Anne Arundel County’s Tax Sale will be scheduled for a date in June 2021.
County Executive Steuart Pittman signed Executive Order #44, which postpones the upcoming tax sale for certain unpaid Fiscal Year 2021 taxes and other unpaid fees or charges until Calendar Year 2022. Under normal circumstances, the county’s tax sale is held in May or June. The postponement is in recognition that many property owners are still struggling during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Property taxes are billed annually by the county on July 1, due to be paid in full no later than September 30 or December 31. A tax sale occurs for properties that have unpaid taxes, fees or water or wastewater charges as of January 31 and remain unpaid on April 1.
The tax sale will be held in June 2021 for any unpaid Fiscal Year 2020 real property taxes and any other fees and charges outstanding as of January 31, 2020 which remain unpaid as of April 1, 2021.
Last year’s tax sale for Fiscal Year 2020 was postponed until this year. State law requires that tax sales occur no later than two years from the date the tax is in arrears. Therefore, the tax sale for properties that would have gone to tax sale in 2020 must proceed in May or June of this year if taxes are still delinquent. If a property is going to tax sale for unpaid Fiscal Year 2020 taxes, State law requires any other taxes, fees or other charges that are due and unpaid, including Fiscal Year 2021 taxes, fees or other charges, to be included in this tax sale.
Additional details about the tax sale are included in Executive Order 44.
For information about the upcoming tax sale including information about what bills need to be paid in order to avoid being included in the June 2021 tax sale, please call the Tax Sale Office at 410-222-1735.