Donate Property

How to Donate Property

Have a donation?

Do you own a house that is in serious need of repairs?
Do you own a house that has been condemned?
Did the city issue demolition orders on your property?
Are you frustrated with owning a property with little or no value?
Would the neighborhood benefit from the house you own being demolished?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, the Wayne County Land Bank may be able to help! Our non-profit organization may be able to accept your property as a donation or deed-in-lieu of tax foreclosure. The Wayne County Land Bank will only be able to consider properties for donation or deed-in-lieu of tax foreclosure if the property must be free of any judgment liens or other encumbrances, which may include, but are not limited to, mortgages, mechanic’s liens, and/or state-federal liens.

Property owners who wish to donate a property to the Land Bank, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, may be able to claim their donation as tax deductible – seek the advice of a tax consultant. All property taxes must be paid in full for this transfer to be considered a donation. Property owners who are delinquent on property taxes may wish to convey property to the Wayne County Land Bank in lieu of foreclosure per Section 5722.10 of the Ohio Revised Code. In Section 5722.10, upon transfer of a free and clear title to the property, all delinquent real estate taxes and assessments shall be abated as provided by law.

This statement is NOT a binding offer. The Wayne County Land Bank is NOT committed to accept property.

If interested in donating or providing a deed-in-lieu of tax foreclosure, please contact us.