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Side lot sales

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Are you a 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 $150.

How it works

Side lot sales are a popular program and the Land Bank operates a one-stop shop in partnership with the City of Toledo, the City of Oregon, and Lucas County.

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 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.

Homeowners and businesses that are next door to a vacant lot are eligible to purchase under the program.

All side lot transfers need to follow our policies and local land use regulations. Some vacant lots are being held for strategic assembly purposes and won't be available under the program.

Our expectations

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.

Take the next step in purchasing the lot next door.

The Land Bank tore the house down and now we have eight families involved in this garden. It's the highlight of the neighborhood.

The Late Rita McDougle Side Lot Purchaser on Delence Street in East Toledo

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The Land Bank manages a one-stop shop for side lots on behalf of the City of Toledo. Please apply through the Land Bank's Vacant Lot Application. The Land Bank will work to seamlessly and efficiently handle your request.

The Land Bank may allow you to use the vacant land for maintenance or greening purposes through a license. Even if you aren't eligible under our Side Lot Program, you may want to consider your options through a license. Learn more at our Lots to License page.

If you are interested in building a new home or business on vacant land, we'd love to hear from you! Purchasing land for new development is different than a side lot, but we explain everything you need to know at our Build on Vacant Land page.

Thanks for your attention to your neighborhood. Please submit a Request for Property Investigation. Our team will review the property. We'll let you know if the property is a Land Bank priority.