Purchase Property from Metro

Purchase Property From Metro

The Vacant and Abandoned Property (VAP) Response Team, provides a wide variety of services, including the sale of property belonging to Louisville Metro Government, the Landbank Authority and the Urban Renewal Commission.

Selling property to be placed back into productive use is our highest priority. If you are interested in buying property from one of the entities listed above, we can assist you. The process is relatively simple and we are here to work with you every step of the way. Want to know more about the process?  Please click the links below for more information.

Process Maps

How to buy a vacant lot

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How to buy a Metro structure

Some Basics

Property seen on this webpage is managed by the VAP Response Team which acquires, maintains and sells numerous types of vacant properties.  The list of available properties can be downloaded at the links below. This list is updated once per month. 


Landbank Launches August 2016 Request For Proposals!
Click link below for RFP Guidelines and AVAILABLE STRUCTURES!
Note: The Current Request For Proposals is open from August 1st - August 15th

  Map IconInteractive map of the RFP structures (This map link is only available when an RFP is active).

Vacant Lot Sales Inventory List as of 6-28-2016 

*Applications for the purchase of vacant lots are due by the 7th of each month to be heard at the following months board meeting*. (For example: applications received and approved by September 7th would be heard at the October board meeting)

Click here for a pdf file

Click here for the excel file

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Getting a Closer Look

To enter a boarded or secured property please refer to the open house schedule for the current Requests For Proposal document. If you would like to visit or enter a property to conduct a visual assessment, please  request permission before going into the property by calling VAP Staff at 502-574-4016.  If you see a property you would like to purchase from the sales inventory you must submit an offer to purchase using the Application Form. To view a vacant lot, please sign and submit the waiver form prior to visiting the site.  

What will it cost to Purchase Property?

The VAP Response Team has adopted a pricing policy to assist in purchasing properties from the sales inventory.  There are three categories designated to classify types of property uses and the associated asking prices ranging from $1.00 to the tax assessed value of the land.  Please feel free to download a copy of our price policy to assist in submitting an application to purchase property.  Asking prices are also included in the sales inventory list. Click here for the pricing policy.

Making an Offer to Purchase Property

In order to make a formal purchase offer or to request an option to purchase a property from the sales inventory you must complete and submit our application. The application form is available for download and online submission here.You can also submit a paper copy of the application form and supporting documents by fax, email or hand delivery to the address below. To ensure timely review applications must be submitted with the required documentation.  

If your offer is accepted, staff members will call you and work with you throughout the closing process. If you would like more information on buying a property, please contact us at 502-574-4016 with any questions you may have.