A Maryland property tax liens are going away after a series of court rulings that could potentially leave taxpayers stuck with the debt.
Larry Hogan announced Thursday that Maryland’s two most recent liens will expire at the end of July.
That leaves Maryland taxpayers on the hook for $10 million in unpaid property taxes.
The tax lians were filed after a $10,000 tax lino was filed against the state by the U.S. Department of Justice and was paid in full.
Hogan said the state’s two liens were not in violation of Maryland’s constitution and were not intended to be used as a way to collect money from taxpayers.
“In order to protect Maryland taxpayers and their rights, we will no longer be issuing liens in Maryland,” Hogan said in a statement.
The state’s largest city, Baltimore, is in a legal wrangle with the federal government over the issue.
In March, the city agreed to pay a $1 million tax ligation and has appealed that decision.
A similar lawsuit against Baltimore filed by a state contractor was dismissed last year.
The state filed a similar lawsuit in 2015, but that case was dismissed by a federal judge.
The Maryland Office of Court Administration declined to comment on the state property tax cases.