(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) announced today that it is advertising for sale at public auction more than 6,200 commercial and residential real property tax liens, for which property taxes are unpaid. The Tax Sale will be held daily beginning Monday, July 18, from 8:30 am until 12 noon and from 1 pm until 4 pm, or until all properties advertised for that day are sold. The sale will be held at 1101 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Room W250, 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 advertised in today’s Washington Times, Washington Informer and Current newspapers.
Mandatory registration for the sale begins Monday, July 11, 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 bid and 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. The form can be found on OTR’s website at www.taxpayerservicecenter.com under Tax Forms/Publications.
OTR will conduct free public seminars to explain the Tax Sale procedures to prospective bidders. The seminars will be conducted at 1101 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Training Room 1, Washington, DC 20024, on the following dates:
- June 29: 9:30 am to Noon and 2 pm to 4:30 pm
- June 30: 9:30 am to Noon and 2 pm to 4:30 pm
For more information on the Tax Sale process, call (202) 727-4TAX or visit OTR’s Customer Service Center at 1101 4th Street, SW.
List of Tax Sale Properties*