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Real Property Tax Sale

Notice is hereby given that all real properties described on the list below, for which real property taxes or vault rents (including penalties and interest, if applicable) were levied and in arrears on October 1, 2015, for which business improvement district taxes (including penalties and interest, if applicable) were levied and in arrears before September 15, 2015, or for which any other tax certified to the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) for collection hereunder remains unpaid, shall be sold at public auction to the highest bidder at the 2016 Real Property Tax Sale (Sale). The Sale shall be held pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 47-1330, et. seq.

The Sale shall begin on Monday, July 18, 2016, and continue, except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, until all the real properties available for sale are sold. During each day, the Sale shall be conducted from 8:30 am until 12 noon and from 1 pm until 4 pm, or until all the real properties scheduled for sale for that day are sold. The Sale shall occur at OTR located at 1101 4th Street, SW, West Building - 2nd Floor, Room 250, Washington, DC 20024.

All real properties are listed in square, suffix and lot, or parcel and lot, number order. The name of the owner of record and premise address of each real property are also stated. Certain real properties on this list do not have street numbers or premise addresses; therefore, none can be provided. A real property without a street number is generally stated on the below list as having a “0” as a street address number.

The list states the amount for which each real property may be sold at the Sale, and an additional $200.00 Tax Sale Fee shall be added at the time of the sale. The stated amount for which a real property may be offered for sale can be lower than what an owner would have to pay in order to prevent the real property from being sold. Owners must contact OTR to determine the amount that must be paid in order to avoid the sale of their real properties. Purchasers must be aware that additional liabilities, which are not reflected in the total amount for which the real properties are offered at the Sale, may be due and owing on real properties and such additional liabilities may include liens previously sold to a third party. A purchaser at the Sale acts at his or her own risk, must exercise due diligence in selecting real properties upon which to bid, and must bid in good faith.

At the Sale, the purchaser acquires a certificate of sale to the real property that may ripen into title if the owner (or other party with an interest) fails to redeem. The owner (or other party with an interest) has a statutory right to redeem the real property until his or her equity of redemption has been foreclosed by the purchaser’s lawsuit. If the owner (or other party with an interest) fails to redeem the real property, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia may order that a deed be issued to the purchaser after the purchaser pays all taxes, costs and expenses. The purchaser shall monitor tax payment schedules provided by OTR on its Web site, www.taxpayerservicecenter.com, and shall surrender the certificate of sale to receive a refund after the payment of all real property taxes, vault rents, BID taxes, liens certified pursuant to D.C. Code § 47-1340, and fees and charges payable to OTR on account of the real property.

A certificate of sale shall be canceled if, inter alia, it is later determined that the delinquent taxes, including accrued interest and penalties, were satisfied before the end of the last day of the Sale. The date of sale of any real property shall be deemed to be the last day of the Sale, regardless of the actual day of the Sale during which the real property was offered and sold. The certificates of sale shall indicate the date of sale as being the last day of the Sale.

Purchasers shall have filed Form FR-500, Combined Business Tax Registration Application, prior to registering. This form may be filed online by visiting OTR’s Web site, www.taxpayerservicecenter.com, or in person at OTR located at 1101 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor - Customer Service Center, Washington, DC 20024. A potential purchaser, including a natural person or business entity, delinquent in the payment of in rem taxes (e.g. real property taxes) to the District, or who has been convicted of a felony involving fraud, deceit, moral turpitude, or anti-competitive behavior, may not bid at the tax sale or otherwise acquire an interest in real property sold at the tax sale. A potential purchaser, including a natural person or business entity, must certify that such purchaser: 1) is not more than one year in arrears in any jurisdiction in the payment of in rem taxes not being contested in good faith; and 2) has not been convicted in any jurisdiction of a felony involving fraud, deceit, moral turpitude, or anti-competitive behavior.

Registration for the Sale is mandatory and begins on Monday, July 11, 2016. Registration shall continue until the final day of the Sale. Purchasers must register for the Sale at OTR’s Customer Service Center, located at 1101 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor - Customer Service Center, Washington, DC 20024. Prior to bidding at the Sale, a purchaser of real property must have made a deposit of at least 20% of the total purchase price. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE TO THE D.C. TREASURER BY CASH, CERTIFIED CHECK, CASHIER’S CHECK, OR POSTAL MONEY ORDER.

OTR shall conduct four public seminars to explain tax sale procedures. Purchasers are encouraged to attend. The seminars will be held at 1101 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor – Room W250, Washington, DC 20024, on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, and Wednesday, June 22, 2016. During each day, a seminar will take place from 9:30 am until 12:00 pm, and another seminar will take place from 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm. During each of the four seminars, OTR will explain the entire sale process and follow-up with a question and answer period. OTR strongly encourages all potential purchasers to attend one of the seminars. The seminars are free and all are welcome. To enroll in a seminar, please call OTR at (202) 727-4TAX (4829), or visit its Customer Service Center at 1101 4th Street, SW. Enrollment is mandatory for anyone planning to attend one of the seminars. 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 Sale shall notify OTR of the need for an interpreter no later than July 11, 2016. Please contact OTR at (202) 727-4TAX(829) or via email at taxsale@dc.gov, or visit our Customer Service Center at 1101 4th St., SW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC.

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