Information on Buying Maryland Tax Lien Certificates and Earning High-Interest Fixed By State Law

In Maryland, the tax collector sells Maryland tax lien certificates subject to the property owners six (6) month right to redeem. Depending on the county, the property owner may redeem by paying the purchase price plus interest at the rate of 6% to 24%.

Tax Sale Type: Tax Lien Certificates (Sec. 14-820 New Window)

Contact: County Tax Collector (Sec. 14-808 New Window)

Interest Rate: 6% to 24% per annum (Sec. 14-820 New Window)

Penalty Rate: None

Bid Procedure: Premium Bid (Sec. 14-817 (a) (2) New Window)

Redemption Period: Six (6) months (Sec. 14-833 New Window)

Law: Annotated Code of Maryland, Tax-Property Article, Title 14, Subtitle 8, Part III, "Tax Sales." New Window

Additional Notes:

Property owner retains possession during redemption: According to (Sec. 14-830 New Window) the 'owner of any property sold under the provisions of this subtitle shall have the right, during the period of redemption, to continue in possession of, and to exercise all rights of ownership over the property until the right of redemption has been finally foreclosed...'

Attaining a Tax Deed: According to (Sec. 14-833 New Window) the owner of a tax lien certificate can file for a tax deed six (6) months after the purchase of the tax lien but no later than two (2) years from the date the tax lien certificate was purchased.

Ask Your Questions About Maryland Tax Lien Certificates, Tax Deeds and Tax Foreclosures Below:

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Learn about Buying Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Foreclosures in Different Counties located in Maryland:

The following is a list of counties located in the state of Maryland. Tax Lien Certificates for properties located in the following counties are sold at Maryland county tax sales.

Learn about Buying Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Foreclosures in Different States Across The United States:

Learn more about each State's individual delinquent tax sale process for tax lien certificates, tax deeds and tax foreclosures by clicking on the name of the state for which you are interested from the list below:

State:     Population: 
Alabama    5,108,468
Alaska    733,406
Arizona    7,431,344
Arkansas    3,067,732
California    38,965,193
Colorado    5,877,610
Connecticut    3,617,176
Delaware    1,031,890
Florida    22,610,726
Georgia    11,029,227
Hawaii    1,435,138
Idaho    1,964,726
Illinois    12,549,689
Indiana    6,862,199
Iowa    3,207,004
Kansas    2,940,546
Kentucky    4,526,154
Louisiana    4,573,749
Maine    1,395,722
Maryland    6,180,253
Massachusetts    7,001,399
Michigan    10,037,261
Minnesota    5,737,915
Mississippi    2,939,690
Missouri    6,196,156
Montana    1,132,812
Nebraska    1,978,379
Nevada    3,194,176
New Hampshire    1,402,054
New Jersey    9,290,841
New Mexico    2,114,371
New York    19,571,216
North Carolina    10,835,491
North Dakota    783,926
Ohio    11,785,935
Oklahoma    4,053,824
Oregon    4,233,358
Pennsylvania    12,961,683
Rhode Island    1,095,962
South Carolina    5,373,555
South Dakota    919,318
Tennessee    7,126,489
Texas    30,503,301
Utah    3,417,734
Vermont    647,464
Virginia    8,715,698
Washington    7,812,880
West Virginia    1,770,071
Wisconsin    5,910,955
Wyoming    584,057