Westminster, MD, Thursday, May 11, 2023 – Carroll County’s Department of the Comptroller is announcing the schedule and process for the 2023 Tax Sale for delinquent property taxes. Carroll County properties with unpaid real property taxes will be auctioned at the annual tax sale on Friday, June 30, 2023.

The county mailed all final bill and legal notices to property owners on March 31, 2023. Specific requirements will apply to all payments received from this point forward:

  • The county requires payment to be made in guaranteed funds for payment. This includes cash, cashier’s check, money order or credit card. No E-checks (ACH) will be accepted.
  • Also, starting May 1st, the county began collecting $150 tax sale fees. Any payment received must include the required fees before payments will be accepted.
  • Beginning May 30th, an advertising fee of $60.00 will be applied to the bill, making the total tax sale fee $210.  (Tax Sale Fee $150+$60=$210)

The last day to pay to avoid the Tax Sale is Wednesday, June 28, 2023.

This year’s Tax Sale will be held Friday, June 30, 2023, with RealAuction.com.

Residents experiencing hardships may contact Collections Office Supervisor Belinda Gesell at bgesell@carrollcountymd.gov or 410-386-2965 to discuss the situation.