Home Sale / Sealed Bid Request


 City of Minot Requests for Sealed Bids

The City of Minot, North Dakota is requesting sealed bids for structures, to include homes, for sale that were purchased by the City within the footprint of the flood control project.

Structures will be sold as-is with no guarantee or warranty to their condition or soundness.  Those designated with “**” have lead-based paint or asbestos hazard information available.

Each bid must include a five (5) percent bidders bond in a separate envelope attached to the bid envelope.  Acceptable will be cashier checks, bidder bond, or cash.  Any outstanding balance must be paid within fifteen (15) days of highest bid award.

Homes, garages, and commercial structures to be moved require a ten-thousand dollar ($10,000) performance bond posted with the City within ten (10) days of award of being the highest bidder. Sheds do not require a performance bond.

Land is not included as part of this auction.  Structures must be removed and relocated outside the 2011 flood inundation area at winning bidder’s expense.  Winning bidder must provide destination address, obtain any necessary moving permits and coordinate removal plan through City of Minot property maintenance within 30 days of bid opening.  Debris and/or damage created by structure removal shall be the winning bidder’s responsibility.  For safety concerns, structures must remain in-place until after May 1, 2020 and then have 60 days to remove.   Exceptions require City approval.  Any desired winterizing must be performed by winning bidder at their own expense.  The City reserves the right to demolish structures left in place beyond the deadline.  Demolition of basement/slab is City responsibility.

All structures moved must follow jurisdictional ordinances and zoning codes in place at the permanent location of the structure.  Structures remaining in the City of Minot’s jurisdictional boundaries require a certificate of occupancy be issued within six months of bid.

The following is a list of structures available to the highest bidder.  Detached garages and sheds are considered separate items that require an independent bid from the home structure.  Home and commercial-type structures have a minimum bid based on availability and assessed tax value.  Sheds and garages have no minimum bid price. 


Address Minimum Bid/Assessed Value
420 1st Ave NE - commercial $5,000/$100,000
1124 6th Ave SW - house $4,600/$92,000
323 1st Ave NE - garage $0/$24,000
1030 6th Ave SW- house $21,750/$145,000
1030 6th Ave SW - shed $0/$0
314 8th St NE - commercial $47,000/$318,000

Structures will be open & available to view on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM to noon.  City staff will not be present at all structures.  This will be the only viewing opportunity.

All envelopes must be sealed, and the face of the envelope shall be clearly marked “City Property for Sale” with the address of the structure being bid on.  Any bidder may bid on more than one structure, however only one bid may be submitted per envelope and a performance bond is required for each structure.  All bids must be submitted as follows:

Attn: Finance Department
City of Minot
P.O. Box 5006 
Minot, ND 58702

Or hand delivered to: 515 2nd Ave SW
Second Floor
Minot, ND 58701

Bids will be opened on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall (515 2nd Ave SW, Minot, North Dakota).  Any bids received after the deadline will be returned unopened.

The City of Minot reserves, to itself, the right to reject any or all bids.

Questions should be addressed to the Finance Office: 701-857-4784 or Technical Support Specialist: 701-837-3637.

The City of Minot promotes fair housing and makes all programs available regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap.


420 1st Ave NE- Commercial420 1st Ave NE

1124 6th Ave SW- House1124 6th Ave SW

323 1st Ave NE - Garage323 1st Ave NE

1030 6th Ave SW - house1030 6th Ave SW

1030 6th Ave SW - shed1030 6th Ave SW Shed

314 8th St NE - commercial314 8th St NE