Tax-Forfeited Land Sales

ForestBecker 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.  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 Street East
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501


Becker County Auditor-Treasurer
915 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501

The Becker County Tax Forfeited Land Sale was held on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Following are a listing of the 18 parcels available for purchase "over the counter":

Public Sale
037032000 267004000 267005000
470019505 470019512 470019513
470019514 477003001  
500462542 500462543 500462544
500462545 527006000 527007000
527009000 527010000 527011000

Following are the two parcels available for purchase by Adjacent Owner's only:

Adjacent Owner Sale Only
157042000 167052001

To purchase any of the above parcels contact the Auditor-Treasurer's Office at (218) 846-7311 or email:

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