How To Use This Site


Registration for the 2022 Tax Sale will begin on April 8, 2022and will end on April 21, 2022.  To participate in the 2022 Tax Sale, all steps in the bidder registration process (including uploading the IRS W-9 form) must be completed online by 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on April 21, 2022.

 

All tax sale bidders are subject to the following steps prior to bidding in the auction:

Fill in the registration form at https://taxsale.princegeorgescountymd.gov.  Pay the $150.00 registration fee via ACH debit. The registration fee is non-refundable and will not be applied to the amount owed for certificates.  Paying a $1,000.00deposit fee via ACH debit is required and will be applied to the amount owed for certificates or refunded if no certificates are rewarded.  Payment in United States dollars is required.  Bidders are required to enter a valid bank account from which the registration fee and deposit will be debited.**Bidders must complete and sign the IRS W-9 form and upload the file using your bidder number as reference** 

 

After registration is complete, each bidder will be assigned a unique bidder number and are required to upload their signed W-9 form to Treasury.  Limited Sale participants must upload their confirming qualification documentation in addition to their W-9.

 

Upload documents by signing in with your username and password created at registration and clicking bidder and then upload tax documents.

 

IN THE PUBLIC SALE BIDS CAN BE SUBMITTED ON INDIVIDUAL PROPERTIES OR ON MULTIPLE PROPERTIES USING A BULK BID FILE. ONLY THEEXCEL BID FILE DOWNLOADED FROM THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY TAX SALE WEBSITE MAY BE USED TO PLACE BULK BIDS. NO OTHER FILES WILL BE ACCEPTED.  BID FACTORS AND BID AMOUNTS MUST BE ENTERED MANUALLYINTO THE ORIGINAL BID FILE (NO COPY AND PASTE FUNCTIONS MAY BE USED).  ALL BIDS PLACED, WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR NOT, ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BIDDER AND MAY NOT BE WITHDRAWN.



IN THE LIMITED SALE BIDS CAN BE SUBMITTED ON INDIVIDUAL PROPERTIES ONLY. NO BULK BID FILES WILL BE ACCEPTED, BID FACTORS AND BID AMOUNTS MUST BE ENTERED MANUALLY.  ALL BIDS PLACED, WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR NOT, ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BIDDER AND MAY NOT BE WITHDRAWN.

 

Once bidding begins, May 2, 2022, follow the steps below to place an individual bid or bulk bids:



INDIVIDUAL BIDDING

1. Select Property List.

2. Select View Property List.

3. Locate the property upon which you would like to place a bid.

4. Click on the Blue Box (Individual Bid).

5. Enter the bid amount or a bid factor.

6. Click the submit button.

7. Confirm your bid.

8. Once the bid has been placed, the individual bid button will turn from blue to green



BULK BIDDING

To Download File(s):

1. Select Upload/Download.

2. Click on the Download Excel Macro File.

3. Click on the green DOWNLOAD box for the batch you would like to download. A box will appear.

4. Select Save.

5. Choose a location on your computer to save the file.

6. Select Save.

 

Note: The bid file should be downloaded using Excel 2007 or above.



TO COMPLETE THE BID FILE(S):

1. Select the batch file saved to your computer for which you would like to place bids.

2. ENABLE MACROS. Unless macros have been enabled on your pc, Excel will display a dialog box that informs that macros have been disabled.

To enable macros, click on the Options box and select ‘Enable this content.

3. Place your bidder number under the Bidder ID heading in cell A2.

4. Place bids in Column I or K. The bid may be a dollar value(Column I) or it may be in the form of a bid factor (a percentage of the assessed value).

For example, a bid factor of .46 would indicate that the bidder is bidding .46 times the assessed value of the property (Column K).

Do not copy and paste from a different bid file.  This may corrupt the original downloaded bid file.

5. Save and close the file.

 

USE THE DELETE KEY TO DELETE BIDS.  DO NOT USE THE SPACE BARTO DELETE BIDS.

 

TO UPLOAD FILE (S):

1. Select Upload/Download

2. Select the Upload Tax Bid File box.

3. Select the batch # from the pull-down menu for which you are uploading a file.

4. Insert Bidder Number in the space provided.

5. Select and insert your file name using the browse feature.

6. Select Submit.

 

Questions regarding the use of the website and the online bidding process may be directed to the Tax Sale Unit of the Prince George's County Treasury Division @ 301-952-3948.




Updated 3/17/2022

 
 
 
All bids must be made in good faith. All bids placed, whether intentional or not, are the responsibility of the bidder and may not be withdrawn. Should a successful bidder not make full payment for any or all of the certificates that are awarded in the tax sale, including any associated High Bid Premium, they will not be awarded any certificates and they may be prohibited from participating in future tax sales. The certificates will be awarded to the next highest bidder. No budgets will be established for the purpose of determining the maximum amount allowable for the purchase of certificates. All bidders are required to monitor their auction account to ensure funds for successful bids are available for payment at the close of the auction. Please be aware that your information provided may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA).
 

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