Once a property has been cleared, an offer is made to the former owner or heirs to purchase the property for the appraised, fair market value. In some cases a negotiated sale is possible. If the former owner is not interested or cannot be located within a specific time frame, a public auction is conducted. Properties that are scheduled for auction are featured on the Auction List page. All sales of MDOT-owned properties are governed by the law, namely, 8-309. Please contact our office if you would like more information.