Vacant Property Registration

Vacant and abandoned properties pose a safety risk to neighbors, and hurt the quality of the neighborhood. We are committed to holding property owners accountable and protecting the integrity of Toledo neighborhoods.

Toledo Municipal Code requires residential properties be registered with City of Toledo within 30 days of becoming vacant. Registration must be updated annually, and property owners must pay a fee of $200 at the time of filing. Owners in non-compliance are subject to misdemeanor charges.

Have concerns about a vacant property?

To report a concern, please call Engage Toledo at 419-936-2020 or submit online.

Demolition Program

Each year, the City demolishes, removes, backfills, seeds, and straws approximately 400 dilapidated residential structures to clear neighborhoods of blight and homes destroyed by fire. This is a joint program funded by the Lucas County Land Bank and the Department of Neighborhoods.

Residential Vacant Lots

The Lucas County Land Bank operates a one-stop-shop for vacant lot applications on behalf of the City of Toledo.

Learn more about the side lot program. If you are ready to take the first step, apply now.