Thank you for your interest in the Birmingham Land Bank Authority. We have suspended the submission of applications until the beginning of the next fiscal year, July 1, 2018.

Welcome to the Birmingham Land Bank Authority

In 2014, the Birmingham Land Bank was incorporated as the first local land bank authority in Alabama under the Alabama Land Bank Authority Act.

We collaborate with citizens, non-profits, businesses, city departments and other agencies to empower our citizens, remove blight, increase property values and ultimately strengthen our neighborhoods by returning tax delinquent property back into productive use.

Our Programs

Through this program, purchasers have the opportunity to obtain full ownership of the eligible parcels free and clear of all liens, assessments and back taxes. Following a successful application process, the Land Bank will acquire the tax deed and quiet title to parcels, with or without structures on them, so that the purchaser will have a warranty deed with insurable title. This is necessary for future development of the property.

Citizens, non-profits, churches, and other organizations who live, are based or work in neighborhoods with vacant, tax-delinquent lots are eligible to gain use of the lots through a lease agreement for 2 years. At the end of the term, these applicants can gain full ownership of the property through our general request program.