What is a Tax Sale?
Tax Sale is where a property is sold at public auction to the highest bidder for nonpayment of property taxes and other fees. At the Tax Sale the bidding starts at taxes due plus interest and penalties and other expenses incurred in making the sale. The lien on the property then passes to the Tax Sale purchaser. A Tax Sale certificate is given to the purchaser. The Tax Sale certificate is valid for a period of two years unless redemption of the property occurs. For redemption to occur, in general, the property owner must pay the County (1) the total price paid at the Tax Sale for the property together with interest; (2) any taxes, interest, and penalties paid by any holder of the certificate of sale; (3) any taxes, interest, and penalties accruing after the date of the Tax Sale; and (4) any expenses or fees for which the holder of the certificate of sale is entitled for reimbursement in any action or preparation for foreclosure on the property.Tax Sale Documents

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1. Can I make an advance payment of county property tax?
2. Can I pay my taxes by credit card?
3. How can I reduce the amount of property taxes I have to pay?
4. How is the current assessed value determined for my property?
5. How is the interest calculated?
6. I am new to the County and have purchased a home. Do I have to pay property tax in Harford County?
7. I did not receive a property tax bill for my property. What do I need to do?
8. I have a question about my tax bill. Who can I talk to?
9. I lost my property tax bill, how can I get a new property tax bill?
10. I understand that Harford County offers a Solar Tax Credit for homes using solar equipment. How can I get more information?
11. I understand that I can pay my property taxes in a semiannual method. Does my property qualify and if so, how do I go about doing this?
12. I want to pay my taxes on an annual basis, rather than semiannually. How do I do this?
13. What happens if I do not pay my property taxes?
14. What is a Tax Sale?
15. What is the County's rate of interest on properties sold at Tax Sale?
16. What is the taxable year?
17. When are property tax bills due?
18. Why do I have to pay for water and sewer service when I am already paying property taxes?
19. Why does the county charge interest and penalty?
20. What are the payment calendars for Water and Sewer charges?
21. Where can I pay my taxes?