Property Reunification Program

What is the Property Reunification Program?

This is a pilot program aimed at reunifying heirs with privately owned properties currently being maintained by Louisville Metro Government.

Why does Metro Government want to return lots to the deceased heirs?

By uniting heirs with these lots, the program will encourage neighborhood revitalization through new ownership of vacant land and grow generational wealth through landownership. Metro Government currently mows 1,500 privately owned lots twice a year, many of which are owned by deceased people. Identifying the lots heir(s) will also help the city reduce the amount of taxpayer dollars spent annual to maintain privately owned lots.

How do you know if my deceased family members’ property is unclaimed?

If you are unsure whether a loved one owns an unclaimed property, you can search the properties listed here for relatives’ names or by the last known address for your loved one(s).


a.      If a match is found, complete the Heirship form below and email to [email protected]  to set up appointment with our Real Estate Coordinator or visit our Property Reunification In-Person Clinic to research and review documentation.


                         Date: March 13th – March 16th, 2023

Time: 10 A.M. –3 P.M.

(Wednesday, March 15th late hours will be available from 4P.M. -7 P.M.),

Location: Portland Community Center

(640 N 27th St.,  Louisville KY 40212)


b.    If you believe a property address belongs to a deceased family member, but no match was found. Please complete the Wufoo form below. Our real estate coordinators will research the property and get back to you as soon as possible.


What will Metro examine for the reunification?

The Office of Housing and Community Development will look into family background information, property research, and court actions for the deceased and the requester to help establish a familial connection and identify the heir.


Heirship Form


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