Contractor Gravel Permits and Leases
All contractors or sub-contractors operating on Tax Forfeited land must have appropriate training, experience, and certification to conduct the work activities that are the subject of the contract. Gravel Permits are issued to contractors from our Land & Minerals Department located in Pike Lake (Duluth), Virginia, Cook, and Ely. Permit fees do apply. Checks made payable to: "St. Louis County Auditor".
Gravel Leases: PLEASE BE AWARE
Pursuant to Minnesota Statute § 282.04, Subdivision 1 (d), as directed by the county board, the county auditor may lease Tax Forfeited land to individuals for the removal of gravel. Leases involving more than $12,000 shall first be offered at public sale. This can add four to six weeks to the approval process! If your project requires more than 8,000 cubic yards or 11,200 tons of pit run material, please submit your request as soon as possible to avoid delays. Questions regarding Gravel Leases, please call your local Area Office.