Does Howard County initiate or handle any foreclosure proceedings?
No. Howard County may not provide legal counsel or assistance to either party in a civil action case. Interested parties should seek professional advice as deemed necessary. What will happen if a bidder does not file a civil action case within two years? If the owner does not redeem and no civil action case is filed within two years from the date of the certificate of sale, the certificate of sale is void and the bidder loses all rights to the property and subsequently to any monetary reimbursement. The property will be sold again.