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Statute Summary: Real estate for which property taxes have been determined delinquent are “sold” to the state in May of each year (Sec. 280.43, Sec.
280.001). If the real property is not redeemed, it then becomes tax-forfeited land (Sec. 281.23). The county auditor shall then offer the parcels of land in order in which they appear in the notice of sale, and shall sell them to the highest bidder, but not for a sum less than the appraised value, until all of the parcels of land have been offered (Sec. 282.01 Subd. 7).

Law: Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 280, “Real Estate Tax Judgment Sales,” Chapter 281, “Real Estate Tax Sales, Redemption,” and Chapter 282, “Tax- Forfeited Land Sales.”
Contact: County auditors (Sec. 282.01).
Interest Rate: Not applicable.
Auction Type: Tax Deed (Sec. 282.301). “Upon payment in full of the purchase price, the purchaser or the assignee shall receive a warranty deed from the state, to be executed by the commissioner of revenue.”
Bidding Procedure: Premium bid / highest bid. (Sec. 282.01). “Tax-forfeited land is sold to the highest bidder, but not for less than the appraised value of the land. A county board may provide for sales on terms.”

Costs: General costs and fees are not specified by state statute (Sec. 282.261a)
Redemption Period: Not applicable.
Deed Assigned at Foreclosure to: The Purchaser at the tax sale subject to right to redeem (Sec. 282.01).

Minnesota Contacts
number of Counties: 87

Anoka County
2100 3rd Avenue
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Anoka, MN 55303
Phone: (763) 421-4760

Carver County
600 East 4th Street
County Courthouse
Chaska, MN 55318-2102
Phone: (612) 361-1648

Dakota County
1590 West Highway 55
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Hastings, MN 55033-2372
Phone: (651) 437-3191

Hennepin County
300 South 6th Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0999
Phone: (612) 348-3000

Olmstead County
151 SE 4th Street
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Rochester, MN 55904-3761
Phone: (507) 285-8115

Otter Tail County
121 W. Junius Avenue
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Fergus Falls, MN 56537-2528
Phone: (218) 739-4560

Ramsey County
15 W Kellogg Blvd, Room 220
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Saint Paul, MN 55102-1614
Phone: (651) 266-8350

Scott County
200 Fourth Avenue West
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Shakopee, MN 55379-1220
Phone: (952) 445-7750

St. Louis County
100 N 5th Avenue West
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Duluth, MN 55802-1201
Phone: (218) 726-2000

Washington County
14949 62nd Street N, PO Box 6
Delinquent Property Tax Division
Stillwater, MN 55082-6132
Phone: (651) 430-6017