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Tax Forfeiture

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If you would like to receive notification by mail of the next scheduled tax sale, please call the Taxpayer Services Department at (952) 361-1910 and we will add you to our mailing list. (Names will automatically be removed from the list after two years.)   

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If you need more information regarding this tax sale, please call the Taxpayer Services Department at (952) 361-1910 or email taxsvc@co.carver.mn.us


Conditions of Sale

  • All sales are subject to existing leases and building restrictions appearing on record at the time of forfeiture and to easements obtained by any governmental subdivision or agency for any public purpose.
  • All property is sold "as is."
  • These properties may or may not conform to local building and zoning ordinances, and the buyer should understand that environmental and/or watershed/water conservation issues may affect the property. Carver County makes NO WARRANTY that the land is buildable.
  • All sales are final and no refunds or exchanges are permitted.
  • If a parcel has cancelled special assessments, as indicated on the Appraisal List, the special assessments may be re-assessed by the municipality.
  • The appraised value DOES NOT represent a basis for future taxes, nor does the purchase price of land reflect Taxable Market Value of Property.

IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOUR LEGAL INTERESTS, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSULT WITH YOUR ATTORNEY ON LEGAL MATTERS.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOU MAY NOT HAVE CLEAR TITLE TO PROPERTY AFTER PURCHASE. Tax forfeiture will create a break in the chain of title, and services of an attorney may be necessary to make the title marketable.

At the time of your purchase, you will be required to sign a disclaimer stating you understand these conditions. 

If Torrens Property

If a new Certificate of Title is requested in your name, you will need to contact Stephanie Young at (651) 463-3613 (Torrens Examiner). There could be additional court proceedings that need to be conducted along with additional costs.


Items Needed To Complete Sale

  • Cash or One Good Check payable to: Carver County 
    Debit & Credit Cards NOT Accepted!

Payment will be for the purchase price of the property plus fees:
* State Deed = $25
* Assurance Fee = Purchase price X 3%
* State Deed Tax:

  • If purchase price is $500 or less, then fee is: $1.65
  • If purchase price is greater than $500, fee is: Purchase price x .0033

* Ag Conservation Fee = $5
* Recording Fee = $46
* Well Certificate = $50 (only required if property has a well)

Note: Carver County cannot accept credit or debit cards for these transactions at this time.

  • Driver's License or State Identification Card

  • Social Security Number of all buyers

Application for State Deeds will be submitted to the State of Minnesota after checks have cleared the bank. Your recorded State Deed will be sent to you in approximately 90 days.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  YOU MAY NOT HAVE CLEAR TITLE TO PROPERTY AFTER PURCHASE. Tax forfeiture will create a break in the chain of title, and services of an attorney may be necessary to make the title marketable.