Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deed Sales in North Dakota ND

There are 53 Counties in North Dakota. It became the 39th state on November 2, 1889. The state motto is " Liberty and Union, now and Forever, One and Inseparable".

Currently, North Dakota does not offer North Dakota tax lien certificates, instead it offers North Dakota tax deeds.

Summary: Property on which real estate property taxes have been delinquent for four or more years Pass any interest of the owner, mortgagee, or lien holder in the property to the county (Sec. 57-28-01, Sec. 57-28-08). After the date of foreclosure for property with an unsatisfied tax lien, the county auditor shall issue a tax deed to the county (Sec. 57-28-09), All property acquired by the county by tax deed must be appraised by the board of county commissioners at least thirty days before the annual sale under this chapter. The appraised price must be sufficient to cover all taxes, special assessments, homestead credit for special assessments, penalties, interest, and costs which were due against the property at the time of the service of the notice of foreclosure of tax lien, plus an amount equal to the estimated taxes and special assessments for the current assessment year (Sec. 57-28-10) The annual sale of land acquired by tax deed must be held at the county auditor's office or the usual place of holding district court in the county beginning on the third Tuesday of November of each year (Sec. 57-28-13, Sec. 57-28-15). . Any property not sold at the annual November sale may be sold by the county auditor at private sale before the next annual November sale for not less than the property's minimum sale price. (Sec. 57-28-17).

Law: North Dakota Century Code, Title 57, Chapter 57-28, "Rights of County When Lands Not Redeemed."

Tax Sale List: Use North Dakota Tax Sale Lists to search for North Dakota tax lien certificates to buy or bid on. Generally most North Dakota 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: The Tax Collector.

Interest Rate: N/A

Auction Type: Tax Deeds (Sec. 57-28-16).

Bidding Procedure: Each parcel of land must be sold at auction to the highest bidder for no less than the minimum sale price as fixed before the sale. The sale may be made either for cash or one-fourth of the purchase price in cash, and the balance in equal annual installments over a period of not more than ten years. The purchaser may pay any or all annual installments with interest before the agreed due date of the installments. 2. If the sale is for cash, the purchaser shall promptly pay the amount bid to the county treasurer. 3. If the purchase price is to be paid in installments, the purchaser shall pay the first installment to the county treasurer and be given a contract for deed setting forth the terms of the sale. The contract for deed must be executed by the purchaser, the chairman of the board of county commissioners, and the county auditor. The contract must be in a form prescribed by the state tax commissioner. The contract must give the county the right to cancel the contract by resolution and due notice upon default by the purchaser. (Sec. 57-28-15)

Costs: not specified by the state statutes.

Redemption Period: There is no right to redeem forfeited property that has been sold to at auction to a private purchaser (Sec. 57-28-19).

Deed assigned at Foreclosure to: The purchaser at the delinquent property tax sale (Sec. 57-28-16).




County:  Auction Type:  Bidding Type:  Population: 
Adams  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 2,593
Barnes  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 11,775
Benson  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 6,964
Billings  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 888
Bottineau  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 7,149
Bowman  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 3,242
Burke  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 2,242
Burleigh  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 69,416
Cass  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 123,138
Cavalier  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 4,831
Dickey  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 5,757
Divide  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 2,283
Dunn  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 3,600
Eddy  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 2,757
Emmons  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 4,331
Foster  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 3,759
Golden Valley  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 1,924
Grand Forks  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 66,109
Grant  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 2,841
Griggs  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 2,754
Hettinger  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 2,715
Kidder  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 2,753
LaMoure  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 4,701
Logan  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 2,308
McHenry  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 5,987
McIntosh  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 3,390
McKenzie  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 5,737
McLean  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 9,311
Mercer  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 8,644
Morton  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 25,303
Mountrail  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 6,631
Nelson  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 3,715
Oliver  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 2,065
Pembina  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 8,585
Pierce  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 4,675
Ramsey  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 12,066
Ransom  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 5,890
Renville  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 2,610
Richland  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 17,998
Rolette  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 13,674
Sargent  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 4,366
Sheridan  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 1,710
Sioux  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 4,044
Slope  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 767
Stark  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 22,636
Steele  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 2,258
Stutsman  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 21,908
Towner  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 2,876
Traill  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 8,477
Walsh  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 12,389
Ward  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 58,795
Wells  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 5,102
Williams  Tax Deed  Premium Bid 19,761

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