Buy Property from the City

There are 2 basic types of property you can buy through the City.

  • City-owned properties. The city of Syracuse owns many properties throughout the city — mostly vacant lots.  A list of City-owned properties is available by request - please contact Assessment below.
  • Tax delinquent properties. The City’s partner — the Greater Syracuse Land Bank — has possession of seized properties. They were taken from the old owners because they didn’t pay taxes.  Available properties are listed on the Land Bank’s website.

Are you a real estate agent or investor?

To get a list of tax delinquent properties in Syracuse, you need to make a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request. Fill out a FOIL request.(PDF, 299KB)

Have questions?

Want to find out about other available properties? Or have you heard about a tax delinquent property you’re interested in buying?

For City-Owned Property

Contact the Assessment Department 
Phone: 315-448-8270

Review the City Owned Property Purchase Application here(PDF, 1MB).

For property owned by the Land Bank

Contact the Greater Syracuse Land Bank 
Phone: 315-422-2301