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    Purchase Property
    There are several ways to purchase properties in Syracuse that have been, or could be, seized for non-payment of taxes.
    The fastest way is to look at properties available immediately from the Greater Syracuse Land Bank.
      Listings with sale price, photos and other information for Land Bank properties are available at the Land’s Bank’s website at You can contact their agent and inspect the properties right away. More properties are being added all the time.  
    You can also view a PDF list to see a list of all tax delinquent seizeable properties in the City of Syracuse.
      If a property on this list has not yet been acquired by the Lank Bank, it may be placed in the next round of foreclosures if a buyer expresses an interest in purchasing it. The tax seizure process takes several months, but if the taxes on a property you are interested in aren't redeemed it will be transferred to the Land Bank for sale. If you are interested in any tax delinquent property, please email for instructions on how to apply or to be put on the waiting list for the property. 

    To purchase a City-owned property:
    The City of Syracuse also owns a number of properties (mostly vacant lots) available for purchase immediately. The City accepts applications to purchase and re-develop city-owned properties. To apply to purchase a property owned by the City of Syracuse, please fill out the application, and return it to the address below:
    List of City-owned Properties (current as of 01-13-2014)
    City-owned property purchase and development proposal
    Complete applications and deposits should be mailed or brought to:
    Permit Consultation Office
    City Hall Commons, Room 102
    201 E. Washington Street
    Syracuse, NY 13202
    Property Purchase & Development Proposals should indicate how your redevelopment project will benefit the surrounding neighborhood, describe in detail the final use of the property, and illustrate your capacity to maintain the property. Please include all required attachments. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Development proposals are reviewed by City planning staff and 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.