Can Washington County employees bid on parcels at the auction?
Minnesota Statutes, section 282.016, paragraph (a) states that a county auditor, county treasurer, county administrator of the district court, county assessor, supervisor of assessments, or deputy or clerk or an employee of such officer, a commissioner for tax-forfeited lands or an assistant to such commissioner, must not become a purchaser, either personally or as agent or attorney for another person, of the properties offered for sale under the provisions of this chapter in the county for which the person performs duties. A person prohibited from purchasing property under this section must not directly or indirectly have another person purchase it on behalf of the prohibited purchaser for the prohibited purchaser's benefit or gain.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), such officer, deputy, clerk, or employee or commissioner for tax-forfeited lands or assistant to such commissioner may (1) purchase lands owned by that official at the time the state became the absolute owner thereof or (2) bid upon and purchase forfeited property offered for sale under the alternate sale procedure described in section 282.01, subd. 7a.

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1. When and where is the next public auction?
2. What time does the auction begin?
3. How do I obtain a bidding card?
4. What properties are for sale at the auction?
5. How do I receive information on the properties?
6. How do I pay for a parcel at auction?
7. When would I get my first real estate tax statement?
8. How do I receive title to the property?
9. Is there a redemption period allowed for prior owners?
10. Can I bid absentee?
11. Can Washington County employees bid on parcels at the auction?
12. What happens to parcels not sold at the public auction?
13. Does the County sell Tax Lien Certificates?