Legislation Increases Baltimore City Tax Sale Threshold

Legislation that would make it more difficult for Baltimore City to take owner-occupied property to tax sale for unpaid water and sewer bills has passed the General Assembly. As reported by the Baltimore Sun,

The Senate-approved bill, sponsored by Baltimore Democratic Sen. Nathaniel McFadden, passed the House 136-3 and will now go to Gov. Larry Hogan for his signature. The Senate also approved the House bill, sponsored by Baltimore Democratic Del. Nathaniel Oaks, unanimously.

The legislation, which has the support of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, raises the minimum amount of unpaid taxes that could trigger a tax sale from $250 to $750. The new threshold for water and sewer liens would also be $750, up from $350.

Senate Bill 439

House Bill 1035

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