Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Sales in Minnesota MN

There are 87 Counties in Minnesota. It became the 32nd state on May 11, 1858. The state motto is "The star of the north".

Currently, none of the counties offer Minnesota Tax Lien Certificates, instead they offer Minnesota Tax Deeds.

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 279 "Delinquent Real Estate Taxes", Chapter 280 "Real Estate Tax Judgment Sales," Chapter 281 "Real Estate Tax Sales, Redemption," and Chapter 282 "Tax-Forfeited Land Sales."

Tax Sale List: Use Minnesota Tax Sale Lists to search for Minnesota tax lien certificates to buy or bid on. Generally most Minnesota tax sale lists will identify the property owner, parcel number, legal description and the amount due. In some cases, the tax sale list may include the tax collectors assessed value of the property.

Contact: County auditors

Interest Rate: N/A

Auction Type: Tax Deeds. 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 (Sec. 282.301).

Bidding Procedure: Tax-forfeited land is sold to the highest bidder, but not for less than the appraised value of the land (Sec. 282.01). 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: N/A.

Deed assigned at Foreclosure to: The Purchaser at the tax sale subject to right to redeem (Sec. 282.01).




County:  Auction Type:  Bidding Type:  Population: 
Aitkin  Tax Deed  Bid up 15,301
Anoka  Tax Deed  Bid up 298,084
Becker  Tax Deed  Bid up 30,000
Beltrami  Tax Deed  Bid up 39,650
Benton  Tax Deed  Bid up 34,226
Big Stone  Tax Deed  Bid up 5,820
Blue Earth  Tax Deed  Bid up 55,941
Brown  Tax Deed  Bid up 26,911
Carlton  Tax Deed  Bid up 31,671
Carver  Tax Deed  Bid up 70,205
Cass  Tax Deed  Bid up 27,150
Chippewa  Tax Deed  Bid up 13,088
Chisago  Tax Deed  Bid up 41,101
Clay  Tax Deed  Bid up 51,229
Clearwater  Tax Deed  Bid up 8,423
Cook  Tax Deed  Bid up 5,168
Cottonwood  Tax Deed  Bid up 12,167
Crow Wing  Tax Deed  Bid up 55,099
Dakota  Tax Deed  Bid up 355,904
Dodge  Tax Deed  Bid up 17,731
Douglas  Tax Deed  Bid up 32,821
Faribault  Tax Deed  Bid up 16,181
Fillmore  Tax Deed  Bid up 21,122
Freeborn  Tax Deed  Bid up 32,584
Goodhue  Tax Deed  Bid up 44,127
Grant  Tax Deed  Bid up 6,289
Hennepin  Tax Deed  Bid up 1,116,200
Houston  Tax Deed  Bid up 19,718
Hubbard  Tax Deed  Bid up 18,376
Isanti  Tax Deed  Bid up 31,287
Itasca  Tax Deed  Bid up 43,992
Jackson  Tax Deed  Bid up 11,268
Kanabec  Tax Deed  Bid up 14,996
Kandiyohi  Tax Deed  Bid up 41,203
Kittson  Tax Deed  Bid up 5,285
Koochiching  Tax Deed  Bid up 14,355
Lac Qui Parle  Tax Deed  Bid up 8,067
Lake  Tax Deed  Bid up 11,058
Lake Of The Woods  Tax Deed  Bid up 4,522
Le Sueur  Tax Deed  Bid up 25,426
Lincoln  Tax Deed  Bid up 6,429
Lyon  Tax Deed  Bid up 25,425
Mahnomen  Tax Deed  Bid up 5,190
Marshall  Tax Deed  Bid up 10,155
Martin  Tax Deed  Bid up 21,802
McLeod  Tax Deed  Bid up 34,898
Meeker  Tax Deed  Bid up 22,644
Mille Lacs  Tax Deed  Bid up 22,330
Morrison  Tax Deed  Bid up 31,712
Mower  Tax Deed  Bid up 38,603
Murray  Tax Deed  Bid up 9,165
Nicollet  Tax Deed  Bid up 29,771
Nobles  Tax Deed  Bid up 20,832
Norman  Tax Deed  Bid up 7,442
Olmsted  Tax Deed  Bid up 124,277
Otter Tail  Tax Deed  Bid up 57,159
Pennington  Tax Deed  Bid up 13,584
Pine  Tax Deed  Bid up 26,530
Pipestone  Tax Deed  Bid up 9,895
Polk  Tax Deed  Bid up 31,369
Pope  Tax Deed  Bid up 11,236
Ramsey  Tax Deed  Bid up 511,035
Red Lake  Tax Deed  Bid up 4,299
Redwood  Tax Deed  Bid up 16,815
Renville  Tax Deed  Bid up 17,154
Rice  Tax Deed  Bid up 56,665
Rock  Tax Deed  Bid up 9,721
Roseau  Tax Deed  Bid up 16,338
Scott  Tax Deed  Bid up 89,498
Sherburne  Tax Deed  Bid up 64,417
Sibley  Tax Deed  Bid up 15,356
St. Louis  Tax Deed  Bid up 200,528
Stearns  Tax Deed  Bid up 133,166
Steele  Tax Deed  Bid up 33,680
Stevens  Tax Deed  Bid up 10,053
Swift  Tax Deed  Bid up 11,956
Todd  Tax Deed  Bid up 24,426
Traverse  Tax Deed  Bid up 4,134
Wabasha  Tax Deed  Bid up 21,610
Wadena  Tax Deed  Bid up 13,713
Waseca  Tax Deed  Bid up 19,526
Washington  Tax Deed  Bid up 201,130
Watonwan  Tax Deed  Bid up 11,876
Wilkin  Tax Deed  Bid up 7,138
Winona  Tax Deed  Bid up 49,985
Wright  Tax Deed  Bid up 89,986
Yellow Medicine  Tax Deed  Bid up 11,080

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