Tax-Forfeited Land

Beltrami County typically offers at least one tax-forfeited land sale a year. To receive information regarding these sales, sign up for our email notifications or call our office to be put on our mailing list.

To Be Offered at Public Auction

Instructions for Online Mapping


December 15, 2022, 10:00 am

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Four parcels of land owned by Beltrami County or forfeited to the State for nonpayment of taxes, which have been classified and appraised as provided by law, shall be sold by public auction to the highest bidder at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 15, 2022. The public auction will be held in the Beltrami County Board Room of the County Administration Building, 701 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, MN. Any lands not sold may, at any time following the closing of the sale, be sold by the County Auditor at a price not less than the minimum bid value. All sales with a bid up value of less than $25,000 shall be paid in full in cash by 4:30 pm on December 20, 2022. Parcels with a bid up value of $25,000 or greater shall require payment of 1% of the final sale amount as a bid guarantee by 4:30 pm on December 20, 2022 and paid in full in cash by January 16, 2023.

Please contact the Natural Resource Management Department at 218-333-4210 or with questions about the sale.

*Beltrami County Reserves the right to withdraw any auction parcel at any time.

Beltrami County manages over 146,500 acres of tax-forfeited land.  The most important thing about tax-forfeited land is to know who has ownership – USDA, State of Minnesota (DNR managed) or State-in-Trust (Beltrami County Managed).  This information is available on our County Online Mapping program.  Tax-forfeited land is managed for recreational, natural resources, conservation, water/wetland protection, as well as wildlife conservation while also affording a steady economic return to the taxing districts.

Further Information:

Application to Cross County Lands

Flow Chart of Land Sale Process

Land Asset Management Policy (Adopted by the County Board July 2002)

Proposal for Land Exchange (M.S. 94.344) - Class B Lands

Related Links:

Minnesota State Statute 282