The first tax sale notice was published in the Cecil Whig on 5/9/18. At that time, Cecil County had 1,292 liens unpaid. The final publication for tax sale will be on 5/30/18, which will show 968 liens that remain unpaid. The deadline for paying a lien off before it goes to auction is Friday, June 1st. We accept cash, money order, certified funds, and certain types of credit cards. If you have any questions, please call 410-996-5385.

We have provided the following information to better assist you and will continue to build upon it and add additional features in the coming months. We hope you find this site useful and welcome any suggestions.

The Mission of the Cecil County Finance Office is to provide the citizens of Cecil County with an accurate and fair presentation of the finances of the County. We are charged with the responsibility to provide the County Executive and the County Council with the information needed to make sound decisions for the benefit of all citizens.

We are responsible for the following activities that allow Cecil County to operate effectively:

Our office is responsible for the collection and investment of the County's funds as well as all facets of accounting. We prepare the Annual Comprehensive Financial Reports for the County. Our office bills and collects the County's real and personal property taxes as well as collecting fees for permits and inspections, landfill and septage, sewer, liquor licenses, dog licenses, and various other fees as well as conducting the annual tax sale on the first Monday in June.

We provide financial information to various departments within the County and provide a monthly cash position report for the citizens, the County Executive and the County Council. We are also responsible for issuing all checks to pay the bills of the County.

The office staff strives to provide the best possible customer service while maintaining the integrity of the financial data. We are constantly working to make our department more user friendly and would be happy to assist homeowners with the preparation of the annual Homeowner Property Tax Credit forms as well as small business with their personal property tax issues.

Please feel free to contact us if we can be of further assistance.

Lisa Saxton
Director of Finance