Maryland Tax Lien Certificates

Sale Type: Tax Lien Certificate
Interest Rate: 6-24% Balimore City – 24% Price George’s County – 20% Garrett County – 20% Montgomery County – 20%
Bid Method: Premium Bid
Redemption Period: 6 Months
Sale Date(s): All year around Baltimore City – May
Statute Section(s): Annotated Code of MD – Title 14
Over-the-Counter: Yes

Rate of Return:

The rate of return in Maryland varies from 6% – 24% depending on the county. Many counties also have penalty rates included the return which positively affect the overall rate of return. Penalty rates are a flat percentage of the investment and do not accrue with time and dramatically change the overall rate of return in the investors favor.

Bidding Type:

Maryland uses the “Premium Bid” method. The starting or minimum bid includes all back taxes, penalties, interest, and administrative costs. The lien will then be bid up in price until a high bid has been established. The highest bidder will receive the tax lien certificate to the property.

Redemption Period:

Maryland has no specific redemption period which investors can begin the pursue foreclosure anytime after 6 months from the auction date. However, if a foreclosure proceeding are not filed within 2 years of the sales date the certificate becomes void.

Maryland Resources

Resource Description Instructions and Additional Information
State of Maryland Real Property Database Search
Tax Assessment Information


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Maryland County Resource Directory

Everything you want to know that about Maryland Tax Line Certificates is a click away. In this table below, you can click on County for links to the County websites, click Census for U.S Census bureau information, see county auction types, population, and click the map image a detailed county map.

County Census Auction Type Population Map
Allegany County 001  Tax Lien 75,087 State map highlighting Allegany County
Anne Arundel County 003  Tax Lien 537,656 State map highlighting Anne Arundel County
Baltimore County 005  Tax Lien 805,029 State map highlighting Baltimore County
Baltimore City 510  Tax Lien 620,961 State map highlighting Baltimore City
Calvert County 009  Tax Lien 88,737 State map highlighting Calvert County
Caroline County 011  Tax Lien 33,066 State map highlighting Caroline County
Carroll County 013  Tax Lien 167,134 State map highlighting Carroll County
Cecil County 015  Tax Lien 101,108 State map highlighting Cecil County
Charles County 017  Tax Lien 146,551 State map highlighting Charles County
Dorchester County 019  Tax Lien 32,618 State map highlighting Dorchester County
Frederick County 021  Tax Lien 233,385 State map highlighting Frederick County
Garrett County 023  Tax Lien 30,097 State map highlighting Garrett County
Harford County 025  Tax Lien 244,826 State map highlighting Harford County
Howard County 027  Tax Lien 287,085 State map highlighting Howard County
Kent County 029  Tax Lien 20,197 State map highlighting Kent County
Montgomery County 031  Tax Lien 971,777 State map highlighting Montgomery County
Prince George’s County 033  Tax Lien 863,420 State map highlighting Prince George's County
Queen Anne’s County 035  Tax Lien 47,798 State map highlighting Queen Anne's County
Saint Mary’s County 037  Tax Lien 105,151 State map highlighting Saint Mary's County
Somerset County 039  Tax Lien 26,470 State map highlighting Somerset County
Talbot County 041  Tax Lien 37,782 State map highlighting Talbot County
Washington County 043  Tax Lien 147,430 State map highlighting Washington County
Wicomico County 045  Tax Lien 98,733 State map highlighting Wicomico County
Worcester County 047  Tax Lien 51,454 State map highlighting Worcester County

Reference Site Source:

Maryland County Map

Local Real Estate Clubs

DC-Central Maryland Real Estate Investors Group (CMREIG)
Website: Contact: Sherman Ragland
Email: Telephone: (202) 783-0093 x221
When: 2nd Saturday of the Month, 9:00 AM Sharp
Where: Florian Hall (Near Bowie State University)
BowieCMREIA – Central MD Real Estate Investment Association
Contact: Ralph Aversano
Telephone: (301)-620-4036
When: 2nd Tuesday of the Month 7:00pm
Where: Mackintosh Real Estate School 262 W. Patrick St.
Contact: Charles D. Parrish
Telephone: (410) 592-6481, (410) 426-6000
When: 4th Monday of the Month 6:30pm
Where: VFW Hall, 8123 Harford Rd.,
BaltimoreReal Estate Investors Metro Washington (REIMW)
Contact: Tom Williams
Telephone: (301) 340-9399
When: Dates vary, (Call for day of month), 7:00pm
Where: Davis Library,
6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda

Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Investors Association (MAREIA)
Alan Chantker, President
90 Painters Mill Rd.
Suite 220
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Office: 443-738-3600
Direct Number for Alan Chantker: 410-929-5050
Fax: 410-864-8559

Real Estate Investors Club of Baltimore
Contact: Kenneth Sanner, Sr.
Telephone: (410) 661-9645 or Fax (410) 661-9646
When: 3rd Tuesday of each Month 6:30pm
Where: VFW Hall,
8123 Harford Rd., BaltimoreReal Estate Investment Group of Baltimore
Contact: Tamara Muhammad
Telephone: (410) 837-6667
When: Saturdays, 11:00am
Where: 2107 N. Charles Street, Baltimore

Contact: Stephen Shaff
Telephone: (301) 209-1899
When: 3rd Thursday of the Month, 7:00pm
Where: 3808 34th St., Mount Rainier

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