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    Department of Neighborhood and Business Development (NBD)

    Stephanie A. Miner, Mayor 
    Paul Driscoll, Commissioner

  • Purchase Property
    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). View property listings, asking price, and photos on the Land Bank’s website by visiting and clicking on the “properties” tab.

    You can also view list of all tax delinquent seizeable properties in the City of Syracuse by clicking here.  If a property on this list has not yet been acquired by the Land Bank, it may be placed on the foreclosure list if a buyer expresses an interest in purchasing it. The tax seizure process takes approximately six months if the taxes are not redeemed. If you are interested in a tax delinquent property, please call the Land Bank at (315)422-2301 or email to express interest and for instructions on how to apply to purchase the property.

    City-owned property:

    The City of Syracuse owns properties (mostly vacant lots) available for purchase throughout the city. View a current list of City-owned properties here.

    To apply to purchase a the City-owned property, please fill out the application, and return it and your application deposit to the address below:

    Permit Consultation Office
    City Hall Commons, Room 102
    201 E. Washington Street
    Syracuse, NY 13202

    Your application should describe in detail the final use of the property, illustrate your capacity to maintain the property, and indicate how your redevelopment project will benefit the surrounding neighborhood. Please include all required attachments. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Development proposals are reviewed by an interdepartmental review committee. The City has the right to deny sale of a City-owned property without explanation. Applicants will be informed within four weeks of a complete application as to whether the City has approved a purchase offer for a City-owned property.
    With questions regarding the application process, please contact Lindsay Speicher at, or call 448-8715.
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