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The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) will hold its annual public Tax Sale Monday, July 20 and 21, 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 all properties by parcel, square, suffix, and lot number, with the name of the owner of record and the unpaid tax amount, is available on OTR’s web site, as well as the Washington Times and Washington Informer and Current newspapers.
Tax Sale Higlights:
A number of changes that affect property owners and tax sale purchasers have been instituted as a result of the District Real Property Tax Sale Temporary Act of 2013 (DC Law 20-55) and the Residential Real Property Equity and Transparency Emergency Amendment Act of 2014 (DC Act 20-342). The most important of these changes include:
View the legislation in its entirety below:
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 250, Washington, DC 20024, on the following dates:
To register for a seminar, please visit the Customer Service Administration’s Walk-In Center, located at 1101 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Room 270, Washington, DC 20024.
Mandatory registration for the sale begins Monday, July 13, 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 270.