20 Nov COUNTIES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO QUALIFY BIDDERS PRIOR TO TAX LIEN FORECLOSURE AUCTIONS
November 20, 2023
Request: Did Ramsey County conduct its 2022 annual tax lien foreclosure sale in accordance with N.D.C.C. title 57-28 in that it did not qualify bidders prior to the auction sale and did not provide a contract for deed template prior upon demand?
Conclusion: Ramsey County conducted its 2022 annual auction sale of property acquired by the county through tax lien foreclosure in accordance with the provisions of chapter 57-28 of the North Dakota Century Code. A county is not obligated to qualify bidders for the auction prior to the auction sale. A county, in the circumstance presented, does not have an obligation under the law to provide a contract for deed template upon demand and down payment. A county, in the circumstance presented, does not have an obligation under the law to have set the interest rate for the contract for deed prior to the beginning of the auction.
You can view this opinion at: 2023-L-01