Forfeiture Property for Sale

                NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I shall sell to the highest bidder the following described parcels of land forfeited to the State of Minnesota for non-payment of taxes.  These parcels have been classified and appraised as provided by law.  The sale will commence at 2:00 p.m. on December 15, 2020 in the Clay County Board Room, Clay County Courthouse 807 11th St N Moorhead MN.  Sales shall be cash only on individual parcels.  In addition to the sales price there shall also be added an amount equal to 3% of such total sales prices, said 3% to be credited to the Tax Forfeited Assurance Account as required under Minnesota Statute 284.28 Sub. 6.  A $25.00 state deed fee and a $46.00 recording fee must also be collected for each parcel sold.  Each parcel is subject to a state deed tax of $1.65 per each $500.00 of sales price.  There will also be an additional $30.00 well certificate fee for any property that contains a well.  Purchasers of property at this sale will receive a State Deed.

                CLAY COUNTY DOES NOT GUARANTEE CLEAR TITLE ON PURCHASES OF TAX FORFEITED LAND.  IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER TO TAKE WHATEVER ACTION NECESSARY TO ASSURE CLEAR TITLE.  A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FROM THE CITY OF MOORHEAD WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ANYONE OCCUPYING THE PROPERTY.


Clay County 2020 Tax Forfeit Sale

Parcel Number
Legal Description
Assessed Value
Estimated Amount of Special Assessments the City May Choose to Reassess Against the Property
 58.107.0650 Lots 11-12 Block 5
Bruns 1st Add
Moorhead City
$28,1000.00  $540.00 
 58.251.0040 Lots 8-9 Block 1
Freeman's 1st Add
Moorhead City
$28,100.00  $720.00 
56.685.0990 Lot 2 Block 8
Prairie Hills Estates
2200 Westgate Drive
Hawley City
$1,300.00 $15,686.46
29.080.0102 Lot 2 Block 1 Shady Oaks Sub Ulen Twp  $12,000.00
60.250.0110 Lot 1 Block 3
Dinsmore's 1st Add
301 Lincoln Ave. E
Ulen City
$2,800.00 $10,000.00
50.575.3250
  
N 65' of Lots 19-23 Blk 36
Barnesville City
$1,500.00  $11,532.00
  
 

Sale Information


Each December, the Clay County Auditor's Office holds an auction sale to dispose of Clay County properties forfeited to the state for nonpayment of taxes. These properties forfeit after 5 years of nonpayment (3 years for businesses) of taxes.

On the day of the auction, properties are sold to the highest bidder "as is." The buyer should understand that the properties might not conform to local building and zoning ordinances, and that environmental and/or watershed / water conservation issues may affect the property.

Requirements & Recommendations


Registration is required on the day of the auction.

It is recommended that you research any parcel you wish to purchase before buying and consider contacting your attorney for specific legal questions.

Parcels unsold will be available over the counter at the Auditor's Office.

Special Assessments


The special assessments on each property are subject to recertification. These assessments may be recertified by the city or other taxing jurisdiction upon the sale of the property and will be the responsibility of the new owner. Improvements not yet assessed are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Payment Terms


The price of the properties is the appraised value and not negotiable.

We accept cash, checks, money orders and certified checks. Full payment is required the day of the sale.

Additional Fees


Type of Fee
Fee
State Assurance surcharge 3% of the sale price
State Deed Fee $25.00
State Deed Tax Minimum $1.65 or .0033 x sale price
Recording fee $46.00
Well fee (if applicable) $50.00

Title


The purchaser will complete a request for state deed at the time of purchase. This will be sent to the State of Minnesota Department of Revenue and a state deed will be returned to us for recording. This conveyance shall have the force and effect of a patent from the state. However, services of an attorney may be necessary to make the title marketable.

The State of Minnesota reserves all mineral rights.