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DC Office of Tax and Revenue to Hold Its 2018 Real Property Tax Sale Beginning Tuesday, July 17

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) announced today that it will hold its annual public Tax Sale beginning Tuesday, July 17, from 8:30 am until 12 noon and from 1 pm until 4 pm, or until all properties advertised are sold. The sale will be held at 1101 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Room 250, Washington, DC 20024.

A list of more than 1400 properties by parcel, square, suffix, and lot number, with the name of the owner of record and the unpaid tax amount can be viewed at OTR’s website, as well as today’s The Washington Informer, The Washington Times and The Current newspapers.

Public Seminars:

OTR will conduct four public seminars to explain the Tax Sale procedures to prospective bidders. The seminars will be conducted at 1101 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Room W250, Washington, DC 20024, on the following dates:

  • June 26: 9:30 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 4:30 pm
  • June 27: 9:30 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 4:30 pm

To register for a seminar, please visit the Customer Service Administration’s Walk-In Center, located at 1101 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Room W270, Washington, DC 20024.


Registration for the Sale is mandatory and begins Monday, July 9, and continues until the final day of the sale. To register, prospective bidders must make a deposit of at least 20 percent of their total bids. A $200 Tax Sale fee will be added to each property at the time of the sale. Purchasers are also required to complete Form FR-500, Combined Business Tax Registration Application, prior to registering.

For more information on the Tax Sale process, call (202) 727-4TAX (4829) or visit OTR’s Customer Service Center at 1101 4th Street, SW, Room W270.

View the 2018 Tax Sale Listing and 2018 Tax Sale FAQs.