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    Department of Neighborhood and Business Development (NBD)

  • Purchase Property
    The City of Syracuse and the Greater Syracuse Land Bank are working together to make both city-owned and tax delinquent properties available for sale and redevelopment in Syracuse. The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development (NBD) can help in determining whether a property is available, how it can be purchased and if there are any resources available for the sale. Call NBD at (315)448-8100. 
    City-Owned Properties:  
    The City of Syracuse owns numerous properties, most of which are vacant lots, which are available for purchase. Any improved properties with structures on them will be featured here as they become available; city-owned vacant lots which are available are identified on the map below.    

    The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development will work with you to facilitate the sale of the property you are interested in purchasing. Most parcels will be transferred to the Greater Syracuse Land Bank to facilitate the sale. This determination will be made by City staff based on the interest that is expressed and the status of the parcel of interest. 

    Please refer to the map below to identify available city-owned vacant lots and call NBD at (315)448-8100 to express an interest in purchasing a city-owned property.

    Residential vacant lots may be purchased by the adjoining property owner for the following pre-determined price:
    Buildable lot, not in SURA area (with frontage)

    Appraised Value

    Buildable Lot, In SURA Area (with frontage)


    Non-buildable, anywhere (with frontage)

    Lots with no frontage (rear parcel)



    Residential Vacant Lot                                           $175 

    Single Family House                                              $225 

    Two Family House                                                 $275 

    Three Family House                                               $325 

    Commercial Vacant Lot                                          TBD 

    Multiple Unit & Mixed Use Buildings                        TBD 

    Commercial/Industrial Building                               TBD 

     Tax Foreclosure Properties:    

    Properties seized by the City of Syracuse for non-payment of taxes are available for purchase through the Greater Syracuse Land Bank (GSPDC). Available properties can be found on the Land Bank website at Call the Land Bank for more information at (315)422-2301.

    If you are interested in purchasing a property which is currently privately-owned and tax delinquent, contact NBD to express your interest in the property at (315)448-8100.

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