The Land and Minerals Department offers a variety of auctions, sales and contracts on or for tax forfeited land, including:
Tax Forfeited Land Sales - lands offered for sale via 3 public auctions per year; properties that do not sell at auction become available for purchase over-the-counter.
Shoreland Lease Sales - former shoreland leases where the Land and Minerals Department is selling the land, and the lessee is selling the improvements.
Gravel Sales - as directed by the County Board, the County Auditor (through the Land and Minerals Department) may lease tax forfeited land to individuals for the removal of gravel.
Timber Sales - the County conducts two public timber auctions and two sealed bid timber auctions each year. There also may be a few private (informal) sales for $3,000 or less.
Forest Development Contracts - periodically throughout the year, the Land & Minerals Department advertises Forest Development Contracts for a variety of projects that may include: Ground Herbicide Site Preparation, Ground Herbicide Release for Conifer Plantations, Hand Release and Basal Pruning of Existing Conifer Plantation, Mechanical Ground Scarification through Disk Trenching and Anchor Chaining, Planting, and Bud capping Application.
Tax forfeited sale programs are regulated by Minnesota Statute 282.