DNR to auction surplus lands

LANSING – After consideration of properties it manages on behalf of Michigan residents, the Department of Natural Resources has selected 97 that are better suited for private ownership and is preparing those for sale via online auctions in August and early September.

Land is available mainly in central/northern Lower Michigan and in the Upper Peninsula counties of Menominee, Chippewa and Mackinac.

Several of the largest parcels are in Clare, Lake and Menominee counties.

Fourteen online auctions are scheduled, including Aug. 3 for Chippewa and Mackinac parcels and Aug. 4 for those in Menominee County.

Interested bidders may register in advance and get more information about the online auction schedule at Tax-Sale.info/.

Those wanting to bid on a property must register before that property’s auction date. Absentee bids can be made online up to 30 days before the auction.

Go to Michigan.gov/LandForSale for a detailed list that includes minimum bid, acreage and location information on the available properties. Properties for sale range in size from under an acre to 120 acres. Many of the sale parcels are forested and/or have road frontage but are better suited for private ownership.


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