Publish November 18, 25, 2009
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Friday, the 4th day of December, 2009, at 9:00 A.M. in the County Commissioners Board Room at the Douglas County Courthouse in Alexandria, the County Auditor/Treasurer shall sell to the highest bidder those parcels of land described in the list contained herein, which have been classified as non-conservation lands and appraised as provided by law. The sale will be governed by the provisions of Section 282.01 of the Minnesota Statutes and by the resolution of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners authorizing such sale, which resolution reads as follows:
BE IT RESOLVED that the parcels of land forfeited to the State of Minnesota for non-payment of taxes, appearing on the list filed with the County Auditor/Treasurer and contained herein, which have been classified and appraised as provided by Minnesota Laws, 1935, Chapter 386, as amended, shall be offered for sale by the Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer, said sale to commence at 9:00 A.M. on the 4th day of December, 2009, as provided by law. All parcels are offered at auction and sold to the highest bidder. The minimum bid acceptable is the basic sale price that is shown on the list of tax forfeited land. The basic price is the appraised value set by the County Commissioners.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the terms of the sale shall be for CASH ONLY.
In addition to the sale amount, additional fees will be added to the sale price in accordance to the attached itemized list of the terms of sale pursuant to the Minnesota Statutes stated therein.
Lands to be sold on December 4, 2009 are as follows:
••PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: #18-0275-000 Lot 2, Block 1, Island View; Special Assessments Exist: no; Appraised Value (Minimum Bid): $100.
••PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: #90-0003-000 Sec-13, Twp-128, Range-37 (Part SE Quarter) 135’ E&W x 166.5’ N&S Acres=.52; Special Assessments Exist: no; Appraised Value (Minimum Bid): $11,400.
••PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: #93-0055-000 (forfeited in 2004/re-evaluated in 2009) Sec-25, Twp-128, Range-36, “Original Osakis” North 4’10” of South 41’ of Lots 5 & 6; and North 25’ of South 66’ of Lots 5 & 6 and North 17’ of West 10’ of South 141’ of Lot 5, Block 2; Special Assessments Exist: Pending Assessment $10,000 Osakis City; Appraised Value (Minimum Bid): $2,600.
••PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: #93-0069-000 (forfeited in 2003/re-evaluated in 2009) Sec-25, Twp-128, Range-36, North 20’5” of South 68’ of Lot 1 and North 34’ of South 1/2 (82.5’) of Lot 2, Block 3, “Original Osakis”; Special Assessments Exist: no; Appraised Value (Minimum Bid): $10,200.
Dated at Alexandria, Minnesota this 10th day of November, 2009.
Bev Bales, Chairperson,
Board of Commissioners
Attest: Thomas E. Reddick,
Information about the sale of tax-forfeited land in Douglas County can be obtained at the office of the County Auditor/Treasurer, Douglas County Courthouse, 305 8th Avenue West, Alexandria, Minnesota, 56308. Telephone: (320) 762-3077. Web-site: www.co.douglas.mn.us
/s/ Thomas E. Reddick
Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer
DOUGLAS COUNTY, MINNESOTA
TERMS FOR THE SALE OF
Public Sales – All parcels are offered at a public auction and are sold to the highest bidder. Parcels will not be sold for less than the minimum bid.
Sales Over the Counter – Parcels not sold at a public auction may be purchased after the sale by paying the appraised value of the parcel. The appraised value cannot be changed until the parcel is reappraised, republished, and again offered at a subsequent public auction.
Payment terms – Cash (full payment at the time of sale).
Fees and Costs – (in addition to the Sale Price)
The following fees will be collected at the time of the sale:
3% surcharge for the state real estate assurance account
$25.00 state deed fee
$46.00 deed filing fee
state deed tax of $1.65 per $500 of the sale price or a fraction thereof
$20 well certificate fee (if required)
$250 administrative fee
In addition, the buyer will be responsible for any and all costs for the determination of property boundaries.
Special Assessments – The balance of any special assessment which were levied before forfeiture and canceled at forfeiture and which exceed the amount of the sale price MAY BE REASSESSED BY THE MUNICIPALITY. Local improvements not yet assessed, and special assessments levied after forfeiture, must be assumed by the purchaser. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PROSPECTIVE BUYER to contact the proper agency to determine special assessments that may have been canceled and may be subject to reassessment and the agency’s terms thereof.
Conditions – Sales are subject to the following:
1) Liens and Encumbrances which follow the property,
2) Existing Leases,
3) Easements obtained by a governmental subdivision or state agency for a public purpose,
4) Building Codes and Zoning Laws,
5) all sales are final with no refunds or exchanges allowed,
6) the appraised value does not represent a basis for future taxes.
All property is sold “AS IS” and may not conform to local building and zoning ordinances. THE COUNTY MAKES NO WARRANTY that the land is “buildable”. ALL SALES ARE FINAL and no refunds or exchanges are permitted. THE COUNTY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for the location of or for determining property lines or boundaries. NO WARRANTIES as to physical condition of the property or soil conditions have been made by the county, its employees or agents.
Title – Proof of Ownership
The buyer will receive a receipt at the time of sale and the Commissioner of Revenue will subsequently issue a deed from the State of Minnesota. Tax forfeiture will create a break in the chain of title. SELLER CONVEYS TAX TITLE. Services of an attorney may be necessary to make the title marketable.
For All Land Not In A Platted Subdivision
There are restrictive covenants required for marginal lands and wetlands including lands in Auditor’s Subdivisions (see Minnesota Statutes, Section 103F.535, Subd. 2, and Minnesota Statutes, Section 282.018, Subd. 2).
IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOUR LEGAL INTERESTS, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSULT WITH YOUR ATTORNEY ON LEGAL MATTERS.