Office of the Director   
50 West Gay Street   
Columbus, OH 43215-9040   
(614) 645.7795   
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Code Enforcement Division   
757 Carolyn Ave.   
Columbus, OH 43224-3218   
(614) 645.2202  
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Economic Development
150 South Front Street
Suite 220  
Columbus, OH 43215-4418  
(614) 645.8616  
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Housing Division  
50 West Gay Street  
Columbus, OH 43215-9040  
(614) 645.7896  
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]  

Land Redevelopment Division   
845 Parsons Avenue    
Columbus, OH 43206-9030   
(614) 645.5263   
(614) 645-6675  [FAX]  

Planning Division   
50 West Gay Street   
Columbus, OH 43215-9030   
(614) 645.8664   
(614) 645.6675 [FAX]

The City of Columbus Land Bank will begin to relist its vacant lots without structures. The Land Bank's initial release of lots will be those that can be purchased for side yards or new construction or licensed as a community garden or beautification project. Throughout the rest of the year, the Land Bank will gradually release packages of vacant lots primarily for new construction proposals. Please also note, the City of Columbus Land Bank updated its applications for 2018, and it will no longer be accepting old versions of the applications. The new applications are shorter, but include addenda for additional information. The applications may be submitted online or by dropping off a paper copy at our office.

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Land Redevelopment Applications

Properties are only sold through an application to the Land Redevelopment Division. The specific application required will depend on the individual property and the intended use.

Applications include: 

  1. Application to Purchase Land Bank Property for Renovation and Addenda
  2. Application to Purchase Land Bank Property for New Construction and Addenda
  3. Application to Purchase a Land Bank Lot a Side Yard including Improve to Own and Addenda
  4. Application an Annual License of Vacant Land Bank Lot as a Community Garden / Beautification Project and Addenda
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Columbus Land Bank

Columbus Land Bank FAQ The Land Redevelopment Division will consider requests to donate properties into the Land Bank on a case by case basis.  Properties must be cleared of all liens, including property taxes, and have marketable title.  Depending on the availability of funds, the Land Bank may consider structures in need of demolition.  Please contact the Land Redevelopment Division main line at (614) 645-LAND (5263). - learn more

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Community Gardens The City of Columbus Land Redevelopment Office is looking for community groups, non-profits, companies, and individuals to help organize and build community gardens on Land Bank properties. In a typical year, around 50 parcels are used by various community groups, individuals, garden clubs, businesses, and neighbors. Urban agriculture projects, rain gardens, community beautification projects and other types of projects that benefit the surrounding neighborhood are encouraged. - learn more

Property Search, Maps & Apply Online

Property Search, Maps & Apply Online The City of Columbus Land Bank's New Property Search, Maps & Online Application Submittal Page - learn more

Vacant and Abandoned Properties

Vacant and Abandoned Properties The Vacant and Abandoned Property Initiative (VAP) is a three point program that outlines a plan of attack to address the increase in vacant and abandoned houses in Columbus neighborhoods. - learn more


Redevelopment Assistance Programs The City of Columbus Housing Division offers redevelopment funding, property tax abatements, and lead safe grants to qualified for profit and nonprofit developers to help create affordable housing through new construction and rehabilitation of current housing stock. - learn more