NOTE: No debit or credit cards will be accepted within the 5 days prior to the tax sale.
During the 2017 Tax Sale, under Maryland Code, Tax Prop. Sec 14-824, the county “shall buy in and hold” any property for which there is no private buyer. Therefore, any property not sold at the Tax Sale is, by law, held by the County. The certificates of sale relating to these properties may be purchased through the Wicomico County Finance Office.
All purchasers must complete a Tax Sale Lien Purchase Agreement to be eligible to purchase properties over the counter. The completed Purchase Agreement and W9 Forms should be returned to the Department of Finance.
Payment to Wicomico County shall be tendered for the purchase of the Tax Sale Lien Certificate. It shall be in the amount of taxes due including expenses of sale (auctioneer, advertising and miscellaneous fees) noted as “Tax Lien Amount”. In addition
to this amount, accrued interest will be calculated and added to the amount due. A receipt will then be issued. A tax sale certificate will be provided by mail to you after four months of the original June 13th Tax Sale Date or within 30 days of
purchase if after the four month period.
Below is the Tax Sale Lien Certificate Purchase Agreement, W-9 and List of Properties available for purchase over the counter at the Department of Finance.June 13, 2017 Tax Sale - List of Properties Currently Available