• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, an owner of real property with delinquent real property taxes shall not bid on, or purchase, any other real property sold at tax sale in accordance with § 47-1303 or § 47-1314.

(b) An owner of real property with delinquent real property taxes that is being sold pursuant to § 47-1303 or § 47-1314 may bid on, or purchase, the real property if the owner pays all delinquent taxes, applicable penalties, and costs assessed against the real property.

(c) The Mayor is authorized to develop procedures and promulgate rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

(Oct. 23, 1997, D.C. Law 12-37, § 2, 44 DCR 4850.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 47-1320.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 12-37, the "Real Property Tax Sale Amendment Act of 1997," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 12-178, which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 17, 1997, and July 1, 1997, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 17, 1997, it was assigned Act No. 12-139 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 12-37 became effective on October 23, 1997.