Notice: The Brown County Landfill is closed today, 5-24-2024 due to weather conditions.

Delinquent Taxes

Delinquent Taxes

The county makes no warranty that the land is suitable for building. All sales are final, and no refunds or exchanges are permitted. We highly recommend that you thoroughly research any tax-forfeited parcels before purchase.

Under Minnesota law, the government and the courts are allowed to confiscate the taxpayer’s real property, as a last resort, in order to compensate the taxing districts for lost revenue due to delinquent real property taxes. The complex set of provisions gives the taxpayer every chance to pay and makes the taxpayer clearly aware of the consequences of not paying the taxes before the confiscation of the real property.

Confession of Judgement

A confession of judgment under the standard 10-year plan may be offered as an alternative method of paying off the total delinquent tax amount due on an eligible parcel of real property. It may be offered anytime after the delinquent taxes are determined in January and prior to the expiration of the period of redemption and tax forfeiture. (M.S.279.37, Subd. 1-10)

Tax Forfeiture

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Please complete the Tax Forfeiture Mailing List Form and email to Kelly Hotovec. You may opt to receive updates by post office or by email.

In Minnesota, the County Auditor and County Board administer and manage the unsold inventory of State of Minnesota tax-forfeited properties on behalf of the taxing subdivision, including the school district, city and county. Tax forfeited properties are those on which real estate property taxes were not paid, title to the land and buildings was forfeited, and title is not vested in the State of Minnesota. Following a review period and in accordance with Mn Statutes, these properties are classified and open to the public for purchase.

All property is sold as is and may not conform to local building and zoning ordinances.

Contact Auditor-Treasurer Office


Brown County Courthouse
14 S State Street
PO Box 115
New Ulm, MN 56073-0115

Located on the 2nd floor, Rm 206
Hours: 8 am – 4:30pm Weekdays

Telephone: (507) 233-6613
Fax: (507) 359-1430

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Telephone: (507) 233-6614

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