St. Clair County Land Bank

What is a Land Bank?

A land bank is a public authority created to efficiently acquire, hold manage and develop tax-foreclosed property, as well as other vacant, blighted, obsolete and abandoned properties.

What is the problem?

Recent changes to Michigan’s tax foreclosure laws were helpful, but the Land Bank concept completes the solution...

  • Eliminates the loss of local control common to property sales at tax auctions
  • Minimizes contagious blight
  • Eliminates low-end speculation
  • Increases land sale proceeds resulting from higher property value

The St. Clair County Land Bank Authority (SCCLBA) was established in 2009 with an intergovernmental agreement with the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority. The SCCLBA is a separate legal entity and public body corporate which administers and executes the purposes and objectives of the Agreement.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the St. Clair County Land Bank Authority is to address mortgage and tax foreclosed properties, eliminate blight, and preserve neighborhoods through strategic acquisition and disposition of abandoned and underutilized properties in collaboration with local stakeholders to ultimately add value to the community.

PLEASE BE SURE to contact the Land Bank Authority Director (810-989-6950), if you wish to verify the documents posted on this site are the most current version.



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