Ohio County Land Bank Responsibilities
Facilitate the reutilization of vacant, abandoned, and/or tax‐foreclosed property.
Hold and manage these properties to stabilize and improve surrounding areas, including creating redevelopment opportunities that can contribute to neighborhood and community revitalization.
Clear property titles of unpaid property taxes, fines, and assessments so that a new responsible owner will not be held responsible for previous liabilities.
Promote economic and housing development in the county or region, which may include helping existing property owners retain the value of their properties or stabilizing key commercial properties to re-attract the private market.
The statute provides county land banks with several critical powers that allow them to address blighted, vacant, and abandoned houses, buildings, and land.