HAGERSTOWN -- About 170 Washington County properties are expected to go on the auction block Tuesday during a tax collector's real estate sale.
The sale, which is to begin at 9 a.m. in the rear of the Washington County Office Building at 35 W. Washington St., is held annually to sell properties on which taxes are overdue, Washington County Treasurer Todd L. Hershey said.
Properties are offered for bid if the taxes aren't paid by 4:30 p.m. the day before the sale.
When the county began advertising on June 6 that a tax sale would be held, about 315 properties were listed.
Those properties included at least eight in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District -- or about one block in each direction of Public Square -- a popular Keedysville restaurant and two hotels. Owners of all of the properties paid their taxes by the deadline Monday.
Demcore Development -- the owner of the properties in the Arts and Entertainment District -- paid its taxes over several days in the past two weeks. Those properties are at 26 E. Antietam St. (rear), 1 N. Potomac St., 13-15-17 S. Potomac St., 43-45 S. Potomac St., 55-57 S. Potomac St., 29-31 E. Washington St., 2 Public Square and two addresses listed as one property at 6-16 W. Washington St. and 20-22 Public Square.