Tax forfeited parcels are properties on which real estate taxes were not paid and title to the property was forfeited and is now vested in the State of Minnesota. Washington County is charged with managing the properties while in trust for the State. During the statutory review period, a list of newly forfeited properties is submitted to the various governmental entities for review and possible acquisition. If the properties are released by the entities, the properties may be available for sale by public auction or private sale.
We highly recommend that you thoroughly research any tax-forfeited parcels before purchasing. Most liens and mortgages, except Federal and State tax liens, are canceled at the time of forfeiture, and it is the responsibility of the purchaser to verify this information. For specific legal issues you may wish to consult an attorney.
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