Productive Properties

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Ramsey County's Productive Properties division works with tax-forfeited land and related resources. Tax-forfeited land is property that has been turned over to the state due to unpaid taxes. The tax-forfeited land program is intended to make this state-owned land productive, taxable property again. The county administers this process for the state.

It is highly recommended that you thoroughly research any tax-forfeited parcels before purchasing. Most liens and mortgages, except federal and state tax liens, are canceled at the time of forfeiture, and it is the responsibility of the purchaser to verify this information. For specific legal issues, consult an attorney.

Contract payments will be accepted via U.S. mail and at secure form drop-off locations.

Partnership with Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota

In partnership with Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, Ramsey County restored a historic-registered Saint Paul home through an innovative job training program.

The public was invited to an open house at the property located at 735 Margaret St. on Wednesday, May 3, 2022.

View more information about the partnership

Understanding tax forfeiture

Watch this video to learn more about how properties become tax-forfeited, delinquent tax payments and your options throughout the process.

How land becomes tax-forfeited

Repurchase process (sale to prior owner)

What happens to tax-forfeited land