Check before bidding on state timber sales.
Are you qualified to purchase state timber?
Check Qualified Purchasers List at least 4 days before the scheduled auction you wish to bid.
What to do if you are not on the qualified purchaser list?
Register by completing the Purchaser Registration and mailing it to the address listed in application.
Note: Purchaser Registration is required of bidders on all state timber auctions [Minnesota Statutes, section 90.145 (2)]. Complete the pre-registration form and mail to the DNR Forestry Timber Sales Unit address on the form.
For any other questions please call Gabriel Burns 651-259-5901 or Doug Tillma 651-259-5289, or email [email protected].
Notice of Unsold Timber Sales: On the next regular business day after a timber auction sale, unsold tracts may be available for over-the-counter purchase at the appraised price for a period up to one year. The unsold tracts listed in this notice are currently available for purchase. After 30 days from the auction date, an unsold intermediate auction tract may be purchased over the counter by any qualified purchaser, i.e., purchase is not limited to qualified purchasers with 30 or less employees. This notice is updated nightly, Monday–Friday.
Notices of sale become available approximately 30 days before the date of each sale. These notices are listed below with a notice of sale status of "Final." Clicking on the link for the sale in the "Sale Name" column will bring you to a page containing links to the notice of sale document as well as associated timber appraisal and cutting block reports (as applicable) for all tracts on the auction sale.
Results of timber sale auctions showing which tracts were sold, their bid (selling) price, and who purchased them are usually posted 1-2 days after the auction, except for sealed bid auctions. Sealed bid auction results are available after all advance payments are received for the sold tracts, and can be found on the Timber Auction Archive.
Auction results will remain available for viewing for 30 days following the sale. These notices are listed with a notice of sale status of "Completed." Click on an active link in the "Sale Name" column to display the detailed results for completed sales. Auction results older than 30 days are available for 3 years on the Timber Auction Archive.
There are two auction types:
- Regular auctions vary in the number of cords offered, have a typical permit duration of three years, and are open to all qualified purchasers.
- Intermediate auctions can offer up to 3,000 cords per tract, have a typical permit duration of three years, and are open only to qualified individuals and to qualified businesses with 30 or fewer employees. These are small business set-aside sales.
For Sealed Bid auctions, bids are due by the date listed below. Sealed Bid award times are listed in the location.
|Date||Sale #||Auction Type*||Status||Sale Name||Time||Location|
|Thu. May 9, 2019||1||Regular Auction||Draft||Cloquet Area Regular||9:00 AM||Carlton County Land Department Building|
|Thu. May 9, 2019||2||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Cloquet Area Intermediate||9:15 AM||Carlton County Land Department Building|
|Tue. May 14, 2019||1||Regular Auction||Draft||Park Rapids Area Regular||2:00 PM||Enviromental Ed Buliding|
|Tue. May 14, 2019||2||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Park Rapids Area Intermediate||2:15 PM||Enviromental Ed Buliding|
|Mon. May 20, 2019||1||Regular Auction||Draft||Aitkin Area Regular||8:30 AM||Long Lake Conservation Center|
|Mon. May 20, 2019||2||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Aitkin Area Intermediate||8:45 AM||Long Lake Conservation Center|
|Tue. May 21, 2019||1||Regular Auction||Draft||Lewiston Regular||10:00 AM||Kellogg Fire Hall|
|Wed. May 22, 2019||1||Regular Auction||Draft||Sandstone Regular||10:00 AM||DNR General Andrews Wildfire Training Center, Willow River, MN|
|Wed. May 22, 2019||2||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Sandstone Intermediate||10:30 AM||DNR General Andrews Wildfire Training Center, Willow River, MN|
|Wed. May 29, 2019||1||Regular Auction||Draft||Hibbing Area Regular||9:00 AM||Minnesota Discovery Center|
|Wed. May 29, 2019||2||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Hibbing Area Intermediate||9:15 AM||Minnesota Discovery Center|
|Thu. May 30, 2019||1||Regular Auction||Draft||Backus Area Regular||9:30 AM||Cass County Land Department|
|Thu. May 30, 2019||2||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Backus Area Intermediate||10:00 AM||Cass County Land Department|
|Tue. Jun 4, 2019||1||Regular Auction||Draft||Deer River Area Regular||9:00 AM||Bigfork town hall|
|Tue. Jun 4, 2019||2||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Deer River Area Intermediate||9:30 AM||Bigfork town hall|
|Wed. Jun 5, 2019||1||Regular Auction||Draft||Tower Area Regular||9:00 AM||Orr American Legion|
|Date||Sale #||Auction Type*||Status||Sale Name||Time||Location|
|Wed. Jun 5, 2019||2||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Tower Area Intermediate||9:15 AM||Orr American Legion|
|Thu. Jun 6, 2019||1||Regular Auction||Draft||Littlefork Area Regular||9:00 AM||Littlefork Community Building|
|Thu. Jun 6, 2019||2||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Littlefork Area Intermediate||9:15 AM||Littlefork Community Building|
|Tue. Jun 11, 2019||6||Regular Auction||Draft||Baudette Area Regular||9:30 AM||Baudette Area Office|
|Tue. Jun 11, 2019||5||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Baudette Area Intermediate||10:00 AM||Baudette Area Office|
|Tue. Jun 11, 2019||3||Regular Auction||Draft||Central Region Sealed Bid Regular||2:00 PM||"DNR General Andrews Wildfire Training Center at 9:00 AM on June 12, 2019; Mail to: Sandstone Area|
|Tue. Jun 11, 2019||4||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Central Region Sealed Bid Intermediate||2:00 PM||"DNR General Andrews Wildfire Training Center at 9:00 AM on June 12, 2019;Mail to: Sandstone Area|
|Tue. Jun 11, 2019||1||Regular Auction||Draft||Northeast Region Sealed Bid Regular||4:30 PM||DNR Forestry Northeast Region Office at 1:30 PM on June 12th, 2019|
|Tue. Jun 11, 2019||2||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Northeast Region Sealed Bid Intermediate||4:30 PM||DNR Forestry Northeast Region Office at 1:30 PM on June 12th, 2019|
|Wed. Jun 12, 2019||1||Regular Auction||Draft||Bemidji Area Regular Auction||10:00 AM||Beltrami Electric|
|Wed. Jun 12, 2019||2||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Bemidji Area Intermediate Auction||10:15 AM||Beltrami Electric|
|Thu. Jun 13, 2019||1||Regular Auction||Draft||Two Harbors Area Regular||9:30 AM||Tettegouche State Park Visitor Center|
|Thu. Jun 13, 2019||2||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Two Harbors Area Intermediate||9:45 AM||Tettegouche State Park Visitor Center|
|Thu. Jun 13, 2019||3||Regular Auction||Draft||Northwest Regional Sealed Bid Regular||2:00 PM||DNR Forestry Northwest Regional Office at 9:00 am, June 14, 2019|
|Thu. Jun 13, 2019||4||Intermediate Auction||Draft||Northwest Regional Sealed Bid Intermediate||2:00 PM||DNR Forestry Northwest Regional Office at 9:00 am, June 14, 2019|