Tax Forfeited Property



What is Tax-Forfeited property?

Tax-forfeited parcels are properties on which delinquent property taxes were not paid. Title to the land and buildings was forfeited, and title is now vested in the State of Minnesota. Following a review period per Minnesota Statutes, these properties are classified and open to the public for purchase. 

Statute on delinquent real estate taxes - chapter 279

Statute on real estate tax judgment sales - chapter 280

Statute on real estate tax sales and redemption - chapter 281


Tax-Forfeited Land Sales

The first 2017 Tax-Forfeited Land Sale was held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 1:00PM.  Upcoming land sales will be announced shortly.  The properties not sold at auction are available for purchase over-the-counter.  Please see the list below for the available properties.  If you wish to purchase one of these properties, you may do so at the tax payment windows located on the first floor of the Olmsted County Government Center.

Olmsted County highly recommends that you thoroughly research any tax-forfeited parcels before purchase.  All tax-forfeited land purchases are subject to the Terms for the Sale of Tax-Forfeited Property established by the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners.

Terms for the Sale of Tax-Forfeited Property (37 KB)

Properties Available for Purchase (164 KB)