Demolition

Background

The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority collaborates closely with the Calhoun County Treasurer's Office to acquire, manage, and redevelop tax-reverted properties back into productive use. The Side Lot Program has been in place since 2007 to aid in stabilizing neighborhoods, increasing property values, and putting properties back onto the tax roll.

The Side Lot Program provides the opportunity for qualifying homeowners to purchase adjacent vacant lots for sale by the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority. The purchase of a residential vacant lot enables homeowners to expand their yard, increasing the overall value of their property and giving them space for additional improvements. It is also an efficient way to promote neighborhood stabilization and return these properties to the tax roll to benefit the entire community.

Homeowners purchasing adjoining residential vacant parcels may be able to claim a Principle Residence Exemption (PRE) on the purchased parcel; refer to your local assessor for PRE guidelines.

Process

Applications that are submitted will be reviewed by the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority staff to determine compliance with policies and procedures as well as existing neighborhood plans. Policy does not allow the the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority to sell property to applicants with delinquent property taxes or outstanding code violations. Applicants are required to submit a list of properties they own, or have an ownership interest in, for review as part of their application.

To apply for a residential side lot, submit the Side Lot Program Application, Applicant Certification Form, and all required attachments to the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority. You can view Side Lot properties on our eProperty Plus site.