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

2019 Tax-Forfeited Land Sale

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:00PM

Where: Board Room, Olmsted County Government Center  

The properties not sold at auction are available for purchase over-the-counter.  There are currently no properties for sale over-the-counter.  If you wish to purchase a property offered for sale over-the-counter, 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)

Property Listing for May 9, 2019 Sale (925 KB)