Tax Forfeited Land Sales

 
 

Tax Forfeited Land Sales

Tax forfeited land, managed and offered for sale by St. Louis County, is land that has forfeited to and is now owned by the State of Minnesota for the non-payment of taxes.

A list of land for potential sale is prepared by the Land & Minerals Department and submitted for County Board approval. State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources approval is also necessary for certain parcels (on water, mineral potential, etc). Once approved, properties are sold at public auction to the highest bidder. Three public auctions and several private adjoining owner auctions are held each year. If a property does not sell at auction, it is available over-the-counter, on a first come, first served basis.

The County may reoffer individual unsold tracts at periodically adjusted prices, based on market conditions, to the general public on an over-the-counter listing until the tracts are sold or withdrawn. Adjoining owners will not be re-notified when such price adjustments occur. It is the sole responsibility of any prospective buyer to monitor any potential price adjustments.

Land Sale Auction Dates

Date    

Time

Location

February 13, 2020  

 10:00 A.M. 

AAD Shriners Center, 5152 Miller Trunk Hwy
Hermantown, MN 55811

June 11, 2020

 10:00 A.M.

AAD Shriners Center, 5152 Miller Trunk Hwy
Hermantown, MN 55811

October 8, 2020

 10:00 A.M.

Miners Memorial Building, 821 S 9th Ave.
Virginia, MN 55792


Auction lists will be available approximately one month prior to the auction. Sales can be paid for in full on the day of the sale or the purchaser may enter into a contract with the county for a period not exceeding 10 years. The down payment is 10% of the purchase price or $500, whichever is greater. The current annual interest rate as determined by statute is 10%. For those parcels for which there is an estimated volume of timber, the appraised value of the timber must be paid in full at the time of purchase, in addition to the down payment.