Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

    Subdivision 1. Limitation. The time for payment of the principal of any certificate of sale
of state public land sold before May 1, 1941, which has expired or will expire, is extended as
provided in this section.
    Subd. 2. Certificate holder to file application. Before the expiration of the time for the
payment of principal specified in the original certificate of sale, or any lawful extension, the
holder of the certificate shall file with the commissioner of natural resources an application for an
extension of time of payment in the form prescribed by the commissioner. The applicant shall
submit to the commissioner the certificate of sale or an affidavit of the circumstances if it has
been lost or destroyed, or cannot be produced for any other reason, together with other proof of
the applicant's rights required by the commissioner. At least 15 percent of the unpaid principal
must be paid with the application, together with all unpaid interest and penalties accrued. The
remaining unpaid principal, with interest, is payable as provided by Mason's Minnesota Statutes
1927, section 6267, as amended by Laws 1941, chapter 374. The rights of the certificate holder
and all other proceedings in the matter are subject to that section and other applicable laws, as if
the land has been sold under them on the date of the filing of the application for extension.
    Subd. 3. Certificate of extension. Thereupon the time for payment is extended. The
commissioner shall issue a certificate of extension in form approved by the attorney general, and
the original certificate shall be deemed modified in accordance with it. The duplicate of the
certificate must be attached to the duplicate original certificate of sale on record in the office of
the commissioner of natural resources.
    Subd. 4. Application of section 92.163. This section does not apply if the certificate of sale
has been absolutely terminated and made void, without right of redemption, or if the land has
become forfeited to the state for delinquent taxes.
History: 1943 c 469 s 1; 1969 c 1129 art 10 s 2; 1985 c 265 art 3 s 1