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 improve neighborhood character, increase property values, and put properties back onto the tax roll.
The Side Lot Program provides the opportunity for homeowners to purchase qualifying adjacent vacant lots for sale by the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority. The purchase of a residential vacant lot enables homeowners to expand their side yard and increase the overall value of their property. 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 and future tax bills.
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. To purchase a vacant lot, the parcel must be owned by the the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority, as well as be available and for sale. 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.