The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is offering a unique opportunity for Alaskans to buy land in the 2023 Alaska State Land Auction, known as offering #495.
The auction features a diverse selection of 209 parcels spread across the state, with options ranging from road-accessible properties to remote parcels for those seeking a more secluded lifestyle.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy expressed his enthusiasm for the auction, highlighting the deep connection Alaskans have with their land.
“Alaskans are especially connected to the land in our great state, and buying property where you can build a home or enjoy the outdoors is an essential part of living here,” Gov. Dunleavy said. “Land auctions are just one of the ways DNR helps implement my administration’s vision of putting Alaska land into Alaskans’ hands, and I encourage everyone to consider taking advantage of this opportunity.”
Alaska residents interested in acquiring a piece of the Last Frontier can submit sealed bids for the available parcels through various channels. Bids can be submitted online, in person, or by mail until Oct. 3 at 4:30 pm. The apparent high bids will be announced on Oct. 24. Each bidder has the potential to win and purchase up to two parcels, providing an excellent opportunity to secure multiple pieces of land. There is a discount for veterans.
To aid bidders in making informed decisions, free auction brochures can be downloaded from the DNR Land Sales website at this link. The brochures contain essential details about the available parcels, including their locations and accessibility.
In the event that some parcels remain unsold at the auction, Alaskans, non-residents, or businesses will have the chance to purchase them through Over-the-Counter sales. Starting on Nov. 28 at 10 am, interested parties can explore the OTC section on the Land Sales website to view the available parcels. The DNR also offers competitive in-house financing options to facilitate land purchases, providing additional support to prospective buyers.
For the latest updates on the Alaska State Land Sales, interested individuals can follow the DNR Land Sales website or subscribe to email notifications at https://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/landsales/email/.
For direct assistance, inquiries can be directed to [email protected], or individuals can call 907-269-8594 on weekdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm. TTY services are available at 711 or 1-800-770-8973.