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Real Property Tax Sales

The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) will conduct October 22-31, 2012, a “First-Come First-Served Special Deed Tax Sale,” in which prospective buyers may purchase properties bid back from the July tax sale. The sale, which is on a first-come, first-served basis, will run 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays.

A purchaser must be registered in order to make an offer to purchase. Full payment of the purchase price must be received at the time of registration in the form of a certified or cashier’s check, payable to the DC Treasurer.

The sale amount for each property shall be the corresponding amount on the list; this amount generally represents only delinquencies from Tax Year 2011, including associated accruals and costs. Other liabilities may be owed and may have to be paid before a tax deed can be issued. A purchaser acts at his or her own risk, and must exercise due diligence in selecting real properties to purchase.

Registration begins when the sale begins.  Registration for the sale is mandatory, and purchasers with required documents and payment will be registered in order of arrival time. Purchasers must come to 1101 4th Street, SW, Suite 550W, to's website in the section entitled Tax Forms, Publications, and Resources.

2012 Tax Sale [PDF]

List of Properties for the First-Come First-Served Special Deed Tax Sale [PDF]

Buyers Books


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