St. Louis County Tax Forfeited Land Auction Runs Through June 9
More great deals await and they could be yours with the right winning bid! St. Louis County has opened the bidding process on another tax forfeited land auction - the second one of the year. The bidding is open right now online and will be active through June 9 at 11:00 AM.
This auction features more than 50 properties that are available for bid through publicsurplus.com - the vendor responsible for this auction for the county. Some of the land parcels are properties that have been cleaned up with the structures razed for future development, others have dwellings that are intact; a grouping of residential properties are available, as well waterfront properties on Ban Lake, Turpela Lake, and the Ash River/
Interested individuals can find the complete property catalog online on the St. Louis County website. Included are property descriptions, pictures, maps, and other pertinent details. There is also a starting bid listed for each one.
Those without access to the internet or wishing to browse a paper catalog can find copies of that resource material at businesses throughout St. Louis County - especially grocery stores and convenience stores.
In order to take part in the tax forfeited land auction there are some regulations in regards to your own property tax situation with the county:
"To be eligible to bid, a person cannot have any delinquent property taxes on property they already own in St. Louis County People who have delinquent property taxes must first pay what they owe before purchasing at action or over the counter from the Available List."
This second tax forfeited land auction of the year is one of the ways in which St. Louis County gets unwanted parcels back to private ownership and on the tax rolls. The county ha "nearly 900,000 acres of tax-forfeited land". A large part of that land holding is "maintained for resource management, however the county also encourages the sale of land that is not suitable for management as a way to encourage development and increase the property tax base."