Tax-Forfeited Land Sales

Becker County currently manages approximately 75,000 acres of tax-forfeited land. The majority of these lands have been classified as "conservation" and are retained and managed by the County for forest products, wildlife habitat, watershed protection, and recreation. Parcels classified as "non-conservation" are disposed of through exchange or sale as allowed by Minnesota State Statute 282.

Tax-Forfeited land sales are conducted on an "as needed" basis. Unsold parcels are available over the counter following the same terms of sale (PDF) approved by the Becker County Board of Commissioners. All information regarding public land sales will be posted to this website when the information becomes available. If you would prefer to receive a printed notice of the next public land sale, along with a complete listing of the parcels being offered, please send a check for $3.00 with your name and address to:

Becker County Natural Resources Management
200 State St E
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
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Becker County Auditor-Treasurer
915 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Next Auction: Saturday, October 23, 2021

Following is a listing of parcels available for public bid at the auction. Click on the parcel number to view specific property information. If a parcel is subject to Covenants, links to additional information will be provided for that parcel.

Following is a listing of parcels available for bidding only to adjacent owners. Click on the parcel number to view specific property information.

Following is Becker County owned parcel available for purchase. This will be sold immmediately following the tax forfeited land sale. Please note that the the Montana property will be sold to adjacent owners only via sealed bid.

  • 12460 - Adjacent Landowners ONLY - *Sale Pending*
 

For more information regarding tax-forfeited land sales, phone the Auditor-Treasurer's Office at 218-846-7311 or send an email to dan.mclaughlin@co.becker.mn.us.