|Land Sale Information|
Land Sale Information - Frequently Asked Questions
1) What are the date, time, and location of you tax sales? The date and time of our land sales is not known until several months before we hold the sale. We do not necessarily hold an annual sale. The location is in Cook County at the Courthouse.
2) When and where are your tax sales advertised? Our sales are advertised in the official newspaper of the county; the Cook County News Herald . We will also post information on our Cook County website.
3) How and when do I register for your tax sales? Please check the Cook County website http://www.co.cook.mn.us/ and/or local newspapers, or call our office, for notice regarding land sales.
4) What type of payment is needed at the sale? Cook County accepts cash, cashiers or personal checks. We do not accept credit cards.
5) Is payment in full required at the time of sale? No. Payment in full is only required if the sale price is less than $1,000.
6) Does your county offer a financing program? Yes. 20 percent down is required, or as required by Minnesota Statute. Payments are due annually, over a period of 10 years, with the interest rate determined by Minnesota Statute.
7) What type of document is issued at the sale? If purchasing on contract, an Auditor's Certificate of purchase is issued. If paying cash, a receipt is given and a state deed from the MN dept. of Revenue is requested.
8) Once a property is acquired through your tax sale, is there a redemption period before you can take possession? No. The redemption period has expired by the time the property is offered for sale.
9) Do you allow investors to invest at your tax sale without attending? No. Someone must be present. You may send a proxy.
10) What happens to properties that do not sell at the auction? They can be purchased directly from the county.
Chief Deputy Auditor
Office Support Specialist
Cook County Courthouse
411 W. 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604