Can I hunt on tax forfeited land?
Yes, provided you have the proper hunting license and the specific hunting season is open.
Can I drive my motor vehicle (car, truck, ATV, UTV, motorcycle, etc.) on tax forfeited land?
Hubbard County's tax forfeited lands are classified as "limited", meaning that motorized vehicles can be operated ONLY on forest roads or trails that are signed as "open" to the particular form of motorized vehicle you are operating. If there is no sign at the start of the road or trail then motorized use is not allowed, except as allowed by law during the trapping and big game hunting seasons.
Can I buy tax forfeited land?
Hubbard County conducts a tax forfeited land sale annually. Select parcels are offered to the general public at a public auction unless, because of various issues, the sale is limited to adjoining landowners, or in very rare cases, sold directly to a particular landowner.
Parcels that are selected for sale are typically small development lots, parcels within the various municipalities, or parcels that would be difficult for the county to manage. Larger tracts are retained for public recreation and management.
How can I be notified of an upcoming tax forfeited land sale?
You can contact the Natural Resource Management department and ask to be added to the mailing list for upcoming tax forfeited land sales. A notice of the sale will also be published in the "official" county newspaper prior to the auction. Look for the ad in the Legal Ads section. Adjoining landowners will automatically be notified by mail of the pending sale.
Where are your tax forfeited land sales held?
The tax forfeited land sale auction is held in room 324 of the Hubbard County Government Center.
How can I register to bid at the tax forfeited land sale?
There is no need to pre-register. Just show up at the date and time of the auction.
What are the payment requirements at the sale?
Hubbard County accepts cash, personal check, cashiers check, or money orders. We cannot accept credit cards for land sale purchases.
What are the terms of your tax forfeited land sale?
Terms are set by the County Board prior to the tax forfeited land sale. Terms may also vary depending on the appraised value of the parcel. Check with the Natural Resource Management department prior to the auction to verify the terms of the sale.
What other fees are required when purchasing tax forfeited lands?
Aside from the purchase price of the parcel there are other state mandated taxes and fees that will be included in the final purchase price of the parcel. Minnesota Statute §284.28, Subd. 8 requires 3% of the purchase price be collected for the "Tax Forfeited Land Assurance Fund". Twenty five dollars ($25) will be collected for a State Deed and 0.33% of the purchase price (minimum $1.65) will cover the State Deed Tax. A recording fee of $46 will be collected to record the State Deed once it is received from the Department of Revenue.
Can I cut and remove firewood from tax forfeited land?
Yes, as long as you first obtain a Fuelwood Permit from the Natural Resource Management department. A permit costs $25 to cut and remove up to 10 cords of ends and tops from a recent timber harvest site. No live trees may be cut. Contact us to obtain a permit in your area.
Can I camp on tax forfeited land?
Yes, you are allowed to camp on tax forfeited land for up to 14 consecutive days from the first Saturday in May to the second Sunday in September, or 21 consecutive days the rest of the year provided the site is at least one mile from a public or private fee campground. Overnight camping is not allowed at any county-maintained public access.