Interactive map: Baltimore City tax sale 2012

The City of Baltimore has released its Tax Sale 2012 Properties Listing, which includes liens on properties with delinquent property taxes, water bills and other municipal liens as of March 9. More information is available at the city's tax certificate auction website,, where the online tax sale will be held May 21.

According to the city: "The sale is used as a method to collect delinquent real estate taxes and/or other unpaid municipal fees and charges owed to the City of Baltimore all of which are liens against the real property address. The Mayor and City Council of Baltimore generally holds this sale once each year in May. The winning bidder does not purchase the deed to the property, but purchases a Tax Lien Certificate. In order to acquire the deed, the law requires the purchaser to file a Complaint in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City to foreclose the right of redemption. The foreclosure procedure includes obtaining a decree from the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, preparing a deed, paying all liens that have accrued from the date of the Tax Lien Certificate Sale, and recording the deed in the Land Records of Baltimore City."

Source: Baltimore City | Graphic: Patrick Maynard / Adam Marton