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Article - Tax - Property




§14–879.

    (a)    The Department shall conduct an annual survey of each county and any municipal corporation that conducts a tax sale under Part III of this subtitle to obtain the data specified in this section.

    (b)    The Department shall obtain the following information concerning properties subject to sale under Part III of this subtitle:

        (1)    the total number of tax sale certificates offered for sale;

        (2)    the number of certificates offered for sale that are for property owned by a homeowner as defined in § 9–105 of this article;

        (3)    the number of certificates offered for sale that are for properties that are vacant and abandoned;

        (4)    the number of certificates offered for sale that are for properties that are subject to liens for water or sewer services only;

        (5)    the number of certificates offered for sale that are sold;

        (6)    the average amount of the lien for unpaid taxes on properties offered for sale;

        (7)    the number of properties that are redeemed before foreclosure and the number of years that elapse between the sale of the certificate and redemption of each property; and

        (8)    the number of properties that are subject to foreclosure.

    (c)    The Department shall obtain:

        (1)    the number of counties and municipal corporations that have withheld from sale under § 14–811(e) of this subtitle a dwelling owned by a homeowner who is low–income, at least 65 years old, or disabled;

        (2)    the eligibility criteria used by each county and municipal corporation to withhold a dwelling from sale under § 14–811(e) of this subtitle; and

        (3)    the number of dwellings withheld from sale by each county and municipal corporation under § 14–811(e) of this subtitle.