Welcome to the Jefferson County Landbank

Officially known as the Jefferson County Land Reutilization Corporation (JCLRC), but commonly known as the Jefferson County Land Bank (or Land Bank for short), was officially formed in May 2014. Although relatively young as an organization, the Land Bank was successfully able to demolish four (4) abandoned properties in 2015, 20 in 2016, and is projected to complete over 30 in 2017 and 40 in 2018. Administrative funding for the Land Bank has come from the County’s transfer of partial (5%) Delinquent Tax Account (DTAC) funds thus providing needed working capital. Current funding for property demolitions is in the form of reimbursement awards through the federal Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) administered through the Ohio Housing Finance Administration (OHFA).

The Land Bank’s mission is to stem neighborhood blight, restore abandoned properties to productive use, and provide the community planning and legal authority to champion the revitalization of neighborhoods and commercial centers. As a county wide resource, the Land Bank can assist in region-wide redevelopment efforts.

Our Programs

Side Lot
Program

If you live next to a vacant lot owned by our land bank, you may be eligible to purchase the lot to expand your yard at an attractive price.

Vacant Lot
Program

If you are interested in a vacant, tax-foreclosed lot, either commercial or residential, we may be able to assist you in the acquisition of that lot.

Improved Property Rehab Program

We will at times offer certain residential improved properties to potential buyers who agree to rehabilitate the improved property.

Property
Donations Program

The Jefferson County Land Bank welcomes donations of properties. Click below to find out more about the conditions to do so.