Sandusky established a land bank program in 2007 to facilitate the reuse of non-productive land and return it to tax producing status. Click on the links below for additional information:

Properties Available for Acquisition (Updated 3.20.23) 
*You may request land within our inventory to build to build on.  In this case, you must provide a building plan and timeframe to be completed within 12 months of the transfer of land.  Homeownership is the preferred disposition of land bank property.  

*You may request land that is next to your property for side lot expansion.   Both adjoining owners will be given the opportunity to expand their property to increase their property value for added space for yard expansion, off-street parking, garages/sheds or fencing.  

Mow To Own Program
Property Research Sources
Application for Land Acquisition
If purchasing land to build on, you must submit a building plan with your application and the timeframe for construction must be completed within 12 months of the transfer of land.

If you are looking to increase the size of your existing property through side lot expansion, both adjoining property owners will be vetted for eligibility and opportunity and the property may be split between the two owners.

Property Donation Request
If you own vacant property that is condemned or in property tax foreclosure and you wish forfeit the property to the city, you may submit your request in writing using the Property Donation Request.  These will typically be land parcels and the city will not accept any property donation requests for occupied structures.  Bank foreclosures are not eligible for these requests.  

Erie County Sheriff Sale - Houses for bid



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