Properties For Sale
The State of Maryland owns extensive acreage throughout the state, which is sometimes required for roads, utility lines, buffer areas, or other uses to assist nearby community development. In other cases, property is no longer needed by the state in the short or long term.
To dispose of state property, the using agency notifies the State Clearinghouse that it no longer needs the property. If there are no other governmental agencies interested in utilizing the property, and if it is determined that the state's interest is better served to dispose of it, the Board of Public Works declares the property to be surplus and approves it for disposal.
The Department of General Services is responsible for determining the method of sale and establishing the value to be received by the state. DGS negotiates the terms of the sale with the purchaser and brings the completed transaction to the Board of Public Works for final approval.