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Buy a parcel of state land during the annual land auction for Alaskans

(Anchorage, AK) – The Department of Natural Resources is inviting Alaskans interested in owning a piece of the Last Frontier to participate in the 2014 Annual State Land Auction. This year’s land offering includes road-accessible and remote parcels ranging from the Southeast Alaska coastline to Interior river corridors. Of the 239 parcels available, more than 60 are new to the auction this year.

Alaska residents may submit sealed bids in person, by mail, or online between 10 a.m. on May 21 and 5 p.m. on July 16. Apparent high bids will be announced on July 23. Bidders may purchase up to two parcels in this auction. Information about participating in the auction as well as other land sale programs is available at http://landsales.alaska.gov. Free brochures are available at DNR’s Public Information Centers in Anchorage and Fairbanks and the DNR Land Counter in Juneau.

An Initial Over-the-Counter (IOTC) drawing and general Over-the-Counter (OTC) sale will follow the auction. The list of IOTC parcels will be available July 30, and IOTC applications will be accepted between 10 a.m. on July 30 and 5 p.m. on September 3.  OTC sales of remaining parcels will begin September 24.  Check the brochure, visit us online, or call 907-269-8400 for details of purchasing land in the IOTC or OTC sales.  DNR offers competitive, in-house financing for land purchases.

Anyone can subscribe to the DNR land sales email notifications via the land sales website. Or, follow the land sales program at http://facebook.com/AlaskaLand/ and http://twitter.com/AlaskaLand4Sale. For direct assistance, please email subdivision.sales@alaska.gov or call 907-269-8400 (TDD available at 907-269-8411), 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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