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

The offices of Natural Resource Management and Auditor-Treasurer are in the review process of tax forfeited parcels for the upcoming Tax Forfeit Public Land Sale Auction to be held in the 1st floor Board Room at the Becker County Courthouse At 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021. Parcels, terms of sale, and sale details will be available on the website in the near future.

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.