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What Do Land Commissioners Do?

The Minnesota Association of County Land Commissioners is dedicated to the protection, stewardship, and multiple use of county resources and to the promotion of education and understanding of the proper use of the land.

A Summary of County Land Departments (YouTube)

Management of Tax Forfeit Lands and Properties across Fifteen Northeastern Counties Including:


        Becker     Beltrami

          Carlton     Cass     Clearwater

         Itasca    Koochiching     Lake

        Lake of the Woods    Pine

     St. Louis

Tax Forfeit Lands are those held in Trust by the State of Minnesota for failure to pay property taxes; though not directly owned by the County the lands are Classified, Managed, and Controlled by the County Land Department where the lands are located.

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Brief History

The Forests of Unwanted Lands-
Minnesota is unique! There are 2.8 million acres of land in county ownership. Today, the "lands nobody wanted" are valuable treasures. They contribute to the overall economy of the state, play an important role in tourism and recreation, and provide the habitat for the state's wildlife and plant species. Counties supply 38 percent of all wood commercially harvested from public lands in Minnesota.

Wild Path
Stacks of Paper

Agendas, Minutes & Reports

Want to know what's Current & Important to MACLC...see meeting information-

Plus Extra Reports & Documents

Individual Counties

Find out more Information about each Individual County & Land Commissioner

Dry Woods
Victorian Detail

Property Sales

Land Commissioners hold a combination of Public Auctions and Private Sales of Land, Properties and Businesses that have become Tax Forfeit.

Timber Sales

Land Commissioners create Revenue and Manage the Health of the Forests in Part by holding Timber Sale Auctions allowing for Logging Businesses to Harvest Timber on Tax Forfeit Land.

Man walking in Nature

Permits, Easements, Leases & More...

Working with Multiple Entities from Private & Commercial to DNR & US Forest Service for Access, Use & Recreation on Tax Forfeit Lands.

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