The Vacant Lot Program gives interested applicants the opportunity to acquire vacant and abandoned tax delinquent land, which may or may not be adjacent to the applicant’s property. This program also gives interested parties the opportunity to acquire property to construct new housing or buildings on the land.
Interested parties must meet the following requirements:
For further information or questions regarding the land bank properties, please contact us.
The Side Lot Program allows qualifying homeowners to purchase pre-designated "side lots" at a special price from the Erie County Land Bank. The purchase of a residential vacant lot enables homeowners to expand their yard, increasing the overall value of their property.
If you own a property adjacent to a vacant lot owned by the Erie County Land Bank that has been designated as a "side lot", and you would be interested in purchasing it, please fill out an application. Applications are reviewed by the Erie County Land Bank on a first-come-first-served basis. The team will review to determine compliance with policies and procedures as well as existing neighborhood plans.
Not all vacant lots qualify for our Side Lot Program. All side lot parcels will be subject to restrictions regarding the sale, subdivision or partition within a five-year period.
Side Lot Disposition Program properties have the following minimum criteria:
All Side Lot applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:
The Land Bank will accept written offers from qualified owners of contiguous parcels for the purchase of the Land Bank properties made available for conveyance through the Side Lot Disposition Program. The Land Bank has established the following formulas to calculate the minimum offer which would be considered: