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DC Office of Tax and Revenue to Hold Its 2019 Real Property Tax Sale Beginning Tuesday, July 16

-Information provided by the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR):

The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) will hold its annual public Tax Sale beginning Tuesday, July 16, 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, Washington, DC 20024.

A list of more than 1900 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 website, as well as The Washington Informer and The Washington Times newspapers.

Public Seminars:

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, Suite W250, Washington, DC 20024, on the following dates:

  • June 25: 9:30 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 4:30 pm

  • June 26: 9:30 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 4:30 pm

To register for a seminar, please call OTR at (202) 727-4TAX (4829) or visit the Customer Service Administration’s Walk-In Center, located at 1101 4th Street, SW, Suite W270, Washington, DC 20024.


Registration for the Sale is mandatory and begins Monday, July 8, 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. The form is available at OTR’s portal,

For more information on the Tax Sale process, please call (202) 727-4TAX (4829) or visit OTR’s Customer Service Center at 1101 4th Street, SW, Room W270.

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