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Property Request

vacant, tax-delinquent, and deteriorated property

Bring a property to our attention

Please complete this form if you would like the Land Bank to consider becoming the owner of a property. This form is an opportunity to stay in communication with the Land Bank about a vacant, tax-delinquent, and deteriorated property.

Property Information

Your information

Due to limited resources, some properties cannot be pursued by the Land Bank, even if vacant, tax-delinquent, and deteriorated. The Land Bank cannot guarantee that it will be able to become the owner of a particular property.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Land Bank invites anyone to bring a property to our attention by filling out a Property Request. We promise to review every property that’s requested and make a decision.

There are many vacant, tax-delinquent, and deteriorated properties in our community. While we can’t fix them all, the Land Bank can make a difference in a bad property situation if we become the owner first.

Becoming the owner of a vacant, tax-delinquent, and deteriorated property is a complicated process. These properties often have clouded titles, unpaid liens, and distressed values. That’s a big part of why there’s a Land Bank and why it takes time for us to acquire a property.

Due to limited resources, we can’t say yes to every request, even if the property is vacant, tax-delinquent, and deteriorated. The Land Bank also cannot guarantee that we will be able to become the owner of a property, but we will do our best.

Thanks for making a request! We promise to review every property that’s requested and make a decision. You’ll receive a letter or email about our decision soon.

There are thousands of vacant, tax-delinquent, and deteriorated properties in Lucas County, and we receive lots of requests. We appreciate your patience as we work as fast as possible to make the best decision.

Thanks for your patience! There are thousands of vacant, tax-delinquent, and deteriorated properties in Lucas County. These properties often have clouded titles, unpaid liens, and distressed values. It takes a lot of effort to clear the title so the property can be useful again.

At any given moment, the Land Bank is trying to become the owner of hundreds of different properties in partnership with many different offices and agencies. Because each property follows its own path, it is difficult to give you a one-size-fits-all timeline.

We promise that if we become the owner of the property you’ve requested, we will reach back out and let you know what will happen next.

Unfortunately, we sometimes have to make that call. There are thousands of vacant, tax-delinquent, and deteriorated properties in Lucas County. These properties often have clouded titles, unpaid liens, and distressed values. It takes a lot of effort to clear the title so the property can be useful again.

Due to limited resources, some properties cannot be pursued by the Land Bank, even if they are vacant, tax-delinquent, and deteriorated. Though we cannot say yes to your request today, we may be able to say yes in the future. The information you shared will stay in our file, and we may use it in the future to make a different decision.

The Land Bank is happy to learn more about your property so we can make a decision about accepting it as a donation. You can bring it to our attention by filling out a Property Request. We promise to review every donation request and make a decision.

We do not accept every property that an owner wishes to donate. Due to limited resources, some properties cannot be an immediate priority for the Land Bank, even if they are vacant, tax-delinquent, deteriorated, or unwanted.

We're sorry you are dealing with that situation! The Land Bank is responsible for maintaining the properties we own, and we work hard to be good neighbors while the property is in our hands.

If we do not own this vacant, tax-delinquent, and deteriorated property, it is up to the local government to take care of it if the owner isn’t. In Toledo, you report those concerns to Engage Toledo by calling (419) 936-2020 or visiting the City’s website. If the property is outside of Toledo, please reach out to the local government where the property is located.

The Land Bank can make a difference in a vacant, tax-delinquent, and deteriorated property if we become the owner first. But sometimes circumstances make it so we’re no longer able to become the owner. That’s what happened here.

Hopefully, this change in circumstances will be a positive outcome for this property and the neighborhood. While we cannot help right now, the request you made and the review we completed may help if this property remains vacant, tax-delinquent, and deteriorated.

Yes! The Land Bank manages a one-stop shop for side lots on behalf of the City of Toledo. The Land Bank will work to seamlessly and efficiently handle your request.

Thanks for your attention to your neighborhood. Please submit a Property Request. Our team will review the property and let you know how we might be able to help.