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Sales and Contracts


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 may become available for purchase over-the-counter or remain on online auction.

Former Shoreland Lease Lot 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 oral timber auctions, an intermediate oral timber auction, a sealed bid timber auction and a black spruce top sealed bid timber auction each year.

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.


Land & Minerals Duluth

Phone: 218-726-2606
Fax: 218-726-2600

Pike Lake Area Office

Phone: 218-625-3700
Fax: 218-625-3733

Virginia Area Office

Phone: 218-742-9898
Fax: 218-742-9870


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