Tax Sale

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Dorchester County, Maryland will hold its next annual Tax Sale will begin at 12:00 p.m.

on Monday, June 26, 2023 and end on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.  The sale will be online and the cost to register is $50.

All bidders must register for the sale.  Bidder registration ends Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.  If you desire to participate as a bidder please visit

Any questions, please call the Treasury Office, 410-228-4343.

2023 Dorchester Terms of Sale

2023 Dorchester Tax Sale Notice

Tax Sale 2023 Ad List as of 6.15.2023



Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When does Dorchester County conduct the real property tax sale?

A. The annual tax sale for 2023 will be held on the 4th Tuesday of June.

Q. If my property is sold at tax sale, do I have the right to redeem the property?

A. Yes.  All property owners have the right of redemption for a minimum of six months after the date of the sale.  To redeem, all taxes, charges and fees must be paid in cash, certified check, money order, or credit card (by using

Q. Where can I find a list of the properties that will be sold at tax sale?

A. Dorchester County will advertise in a local newspaper for three successive weeks prior to the sale. A list of properties will also be available on this webpage.

Q. How do I register for the tax sale?

A. If you are interested in participating as a bidder at the tax sale, you must pre-register and pre-pay to do so, please visit

Q. What form of payment do you accept at tax sale?

A. Winning Bidders must pay for their Certificates of Sale via ACH debit authorization by 4:00 PM ET on Tuesday, June 27th, 2023.

Q. Does the County handle the foreclosure process on tax sale properties?
A. No. The purchaser is responsible for the foreclosure process.  The foreclosure process can not begin until six months from the date of the sale.  Four months from the date of the sale, the purchaser may add any expenses to which they are entitled under Section 14-843 of the Maryland Annotated Code to the redemption amount.  These expenses, composed of attorney’s fees and title search charges, average $750 in today’s market. 
Q. What number can I call to get more information about the tax sale?

A. Call 410-228-4343 for information or redemption amount.