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Foreclosure Posting Requirements
Foreclosures are generally by Non-Judicial Process. Notice must be sent to the borrower at least thirty (30) days prior to the sale. A copy must be sent to the Mayor, and the thirty (30) day period does not begin until the Mayor receives the copy. The Notice of Sale must additionally be published five (5) times in a legal newspaper (daily paper acceptable). The borrower may reinstate the mortgage by curing the default up to five days prior to the sale. There is no post-sale right to redemption. Deficiency awards are available.
Foreclosure Auction Locations
Most states direct the specific location where a sheriff, trustee or creditor may conduct a foreclosure sale. Often the direction is as vague as 'any public place within the county in which the property is located.' Other times, the statute requires that a foreclosure sale only be held at the site of the property to be foreclosed. Foreclosure sales can be conducted at public auction held at the front door of a courthouse of the superior court in the judicial district where the property is located, unless the deed of trust specifically provides that the sale shall be held in a different place.
Foreclosure Timeline
Timeline StepDays for StepTotal Days
Appointment of Successor Trustee11
Notice of Sale recorded; mailed to borrower and mayor3334
Publication3334
Sale135

(Timeline is for non-judicial foreclosures. Intervals are optimal and assumes no delays.)
State Statutes
District of Columbia Foreclosure Statutes