The Land Bank’s mission is to acquire tax delinquent and dilapidated properties in order to return property which is in a non-revenue generating, non-tax producing status to a productive status, in order to revitalize neighborhoods and create new industry and jobs for the citizens of Clayton County.
- The Land Bank is a public entity authorized by state law pursuant the Official Code of Georgia Annotated §48-4-100 (hereinafter the “Land Bank Act”), and created pursuant to Resolution 2014-83 of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners dated April 1, 2014 and the Resolution of the City of Forest Park, dated April 21, 2014.
- The Land Bank is governed by the laws of Georgia, its Articles of Incorporation and By-laws, and a Board of Directors who are appointed by the Clayton County Board of Commissioners.
- The Land Bank acquires properties with the express goals in mind to make them available to local governments for use, match the property with a tax paying purchaser, or allow it to be used for other community improvement purposes.
- All persons or entities desiring to purchase Land Bank properties must complete the application process. The Land Bank is given far reaching discretion regarding the approval process, the properties available to such applicant, as well as how and when such properties are to be completed. In return, the Land Bank is also given authority to request variances or waivers regarding zoning, code, and similar local government restrictions.
- Clayton County
- City of Forest Park
- City of College Park