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Real Property Discount Sale To Be Held March 13, 2017

Notice is hereby given that all real properties, which were bid back to the District of Columbia during the July 2016 Real Property Tax Sale and were not sold at the subsequent special deed sale and have not been redeemed, will be offered for sale by the Office of Tax and Revenue (“OTR”) to the highest bidder at public auction (“Discount Sale”). The Discount Sale will be conducted pursuant to DC Official Code § 47-1353(b), which permits OTR to sell a real property for less than the total amount of delinquent taxes.

The Discount Sale will begin on March 13, 2017, from 8:30 am until 12 pm and from 1 pm until 4:30 pm, and will continue every day thereafter (legal holidays excepted) at the stated times until all real properties are sold. The sale will occur at 1101 4th Street, SW, Suite W250, Washington, DC. A list of all real properties arranged in ascending square, suffix, and lot, and parcel and lot, number orders may be found under “2017 Discount Tax Sale List” and appearing in the link below. The name of the owner of record of each real property is stated. The specific amount of delinquent real property tax is indicated for each specified period (delinquent special assessments may be viewed in the real property assessment database search page of this website). Certain real properties on this list do not have street addresses; therefore, none can be provided. A real property without a street address is generally stated on this list as having a “0” as a street address number. The best description of a real property typically is its square, suffix and lot, or parcel and lot, numbers, viewed on a property map (e.g. DC Atlas Plus, found at http://atlasplus.dcgis.dc.gov). Real properties may be removed from this list at the discretion of OTR.

At the Discount Sale, the opening bid for each real property will be $300, regardless of the amount of delinquent taxes owing by the real property. Each real property will be sold to the highest bidder. After successfully foreclosing the right of redemption in the Superior Court, and after having paid all taxes and liabilities becoming liens after March 10, 2017, the successful purchaser will be awarded a tax deed to the respective real property. The real property will be free and clear of all prior taxes owing by the real property to a District taxing agency. A purchaser at the Discount Sale acts at his or her own risk, and must exercise due diligence in selecting real properties upon which to bid.

After the Discount Sale, a listing of successful purchasers, the corresponding real property descriptions, the total amounts of taxes owing for which the real properties were sold, and the purchase amounts shall be published under section “Buyers Book” and “2017 Discount Sale” and appearing in the link below. The purchaser shall monitor tax payment schedules provided by OTR on its website, and shall surrender the certificate of sale to receive a refund if the real property taxes, vault rents, BID taxes, liens certified pursuant to DC Code § 47-1340, and fees and charges payable to OTR on account of the real property are paid.

Registration for the Discount Sale, which is mandatory, begins March 6, 2017 and continues until all the real properties are sold. The registration form must be completed and filed with OTR. To register, visit OTR’s Customer Service Administration – Walk-In Center at: 1101 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC. Prior to bidding on a real property at the Discount Sale, a purchaser must have made a deposit with the Cashier’s Office of the DC Treasurer of at least 20% of the real property’s purchase price. Purchasers are also required to complete Form FR-500, Combined Business Tax Registration Application, prior to registering. This form can be found on OTR’s website www.taxpayerservicecenter.com under “Tax Forms/Publications.”  

PAYMENT OF THE ENTIRE BID AMOUNT IS DUE BY MARCH 20, 2017 (DATE OF CONCLUSION OF THE SALE). IF FINAL PAYMENT IS NOT TIMELY RECEIVED, THE SALE OF THE REAL PROPERTY WILL BE VOIDED. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE TO THE DC TREASURER BY CASH, CERTIFIED CHECK, CASHIER’S CHECK, OR POSTAL MONEY ORDER. (PERSONAL AND BUSINESS CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED). The Cashier’s Office of the DC Treasurer is located at: 1101 4th Street, SW, 1st Floor, Washington, DC 20024. The Cashier’s Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:15 AM to 4:30 pm.

The tax sale procedures are explained in OTR’s brochure, under “District of Columbia 2017 Discount Tax Sale Frequently Asked Questions” and appearing in the link below.  

OTR will conduct one public seminar to explain the tax sale procedures to prospective purchasers. The seminar will be held at 1101 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor – Room W250, Washington, DC, on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The seminar will take place from 9:30 am until 12 pm During the seminar, OTR will explain the discount tax sale purchase process and follow-up with a question and answer period. OTR strongly encourages all prospective purchasers to attend the seminar. The seminar is free of charge. To register for the seminar, please call OTR at (202) 727-4TAX (4829), or visit its Customer Service Center at 1101 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC. Enrollment is mandatory for anyone planning to attend the seminar. Enrollment will be granted on a first-come/first-served basis, and will continue until all available slots are taken.  
 
A person with a communication impairment requiring an interpreter for the Discount Sale shall notify OTR of the need for an interpreter no later than March 6, 2017. Please contact OTR at (202) 727-4TAX (829) or via email at [email protected], or visit our Customer Service Center at 1101 4th St., SW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC.

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