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Are you a Lucas County property owner living next to a vacant lot? If the lot shares a common edge with your property, you may be able to buy the lot for $300 or less.
How it works
Side lot sales are a popular Land Bank program. Make your interest known by applying. Our team will investigate and let you know if the vacant lot is available for sale. You may then buy the lot.
You will also combine the new side lot with your existing property. Doing so increases the homeowner's land value and brings the once delinquent lot back to the tax rolls. Two next-door neighbors may want the same side lot. In this case, we will divide the new piece of land to meet the request.
The Neighborhood Initiative Program demolition grant outlines rules for the side lot program. As a result, the Land Bank must offer non-owner-occupied vacant land for its fair market value. This is $300 for an unbuildable lot in the City of Toledo.
All side lot transfers need to follow local land use and planning regulations. As a result, not all vacant lots are available for the program.
Building on vacant lots
If you are thinking about building a major structure (a home or commercial building) on a vacant lot, please contact the Land Bank at 419.213.4293 to discuss your options before filling out any application.
Vacant lots next to business property
Can you buy it? Yes, you likely can. The side lot sales program helps both homeowners and business owners. Just apply. We'll review your application and let you know if the property is eligible for sale.
If you would like to learn more about our expectations for a side lot transfer, please take a look at our standard Side Lot Purchase Agreement.