BOARD AUTHORITY TO HOLD SUBSEQUENT PUBLIC AUCTION

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March 25, 2022


Request: Does the Board of University & School Lands (“Board”) have authority to lease previously unleased lands through a subsequent public auction and if so, must this subsequent auction be held at the county seat?

Conclusion:   The Board may lease previously unleased lands at a subsequent public auction pursuant to N.D. Constitution Article IX, section 8 and N.D.C.C. Section 15-04-10, and any such public auction must be held at the county seat of the county in which the land to be leased is situated, pursuant to N.D.C.C. Section 15-04-10.

Opinion 2022-L-02

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