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Purchase Property From Metro

Real Estate & Property

Purchase Property From Metro

The VAP Response Team, provides a wide variety of services, including the sale of property belonging to Louisville Metro Government, the Landbank Authority and the Urban Renewal Commission.

Selling property to be placed back into productive use is our highest priority. If you are interested in buying property from one of the entities listed above, we can assist you. The process is relatively simple and we are here to work with you every step of the way.  

Some Basics

Property seen on this webpage is managed by the VAP Response Team which acquires, maintains and sells numerous types of vacant properties.  The list of available properties can be downloaded at the links below. This list is updated once per month. You can fill out an inquiry form or call us to confirm the current status of the property in which you are interested.

Sales Inventory List as of 12-16-2014

(Including Structures and Vacant Lots)

Click here for a pdf file

Click here for the excel file

Click the links below for site photos and pricing for our available structures

Available Structures

Getting a Closer Look

To enter a boarded or secured property you must make an appointment with a member of our staff. If you would like to visit or enter a property to conduct a visual assessment, please complete the waiver form to request permission before going onto the property. You may return the form by faxing to (502) 574-4199 or emailing to You may also mail or hand deliver the completed form to the address below. If you see a property you would like to purchase from the Sales Inventory you must submit an offer to purchase using the Application Form.

What will it cost to Purchase Property?

The VAP Response Team has adopted a pricing policy to assist in purchasing properties from the sales inventory.  There are three categories designated to classify types of property uses and the associated asking prices ranging from $1.00 to the tax assessed value of the land.  Please feel free to download a copy of our price policy to assist in submitting an application to purchase property.  Asking prices are also included in the Sales inventory list.

Click here for the Pricing Policy

Making an Offer to Purchase Property

In order to make a formal purchase offer or to request an option to purchase a property from the sales inventory you must complete and submit our application. The application form is available for download and online submission here. You can also submit a paper copy of the Application Form and supporting documents by fax, email or hand delivery to the address below. To ensure timely review applications must be submitted with the required documentation.  

If your offer is accepted, Staff members will call you and work with you throughout the closing process. If you would like more information on buying a property, please contact us at 502-574-4016 or with any questions you may have.

Solicitation of Interest for Metro-owned properties on Cane Run Road
Louisville Metro Government is seeking proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of two vacant properties in the 4600 block of Cane Run Road, containing approximately 15 acres. Click here for more details or call VAP Staff at 502-574-4016 with questions.

Attn: VAP Staff
Metro Development Center
444 S. 5th Street, 5th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-574-4016
FAX: (502) 574-4199


About VAPStat

VAPStat (short for "Vacant and Abandoned Property Statistics") is a program that uses data and metrics to assess Metro Government's performance in tackling the complex problem of vacant properties. This website is a one stop shop for citizens to learn about the programs and resources available through Metro to: prevent abandonment; ensure that properties are maintained according to Code via enforcement tools; and to support property redevelopment through acquisition and sale of properties.

Priority Areas


  • Abandoned Urban Property
    if a property meets specified criteria, it may be classified as an Abandoned Urban Property and subject to higher property tax rates.
  • Demolition
    Vacant structures in a dilapidated, deteriorated, or unsafe condition have a major negative effect on the livability of a neighborhood

Real Estate & Property

  • Purchase Property From Metro
    Buy a Metro Owned Property
  • Donate a Property to Metro
    Donate a Property to Metro
  • VAP it! Request a foreclosure on a vacant property
    Request a VAP foreclosure
  • Landbank Authority
    The Landbank Authority represents a cooperative effort by the major taxing authorities in Louisville Metro to deal with unoccupied, neglected, tax-delinquent properties throughout the community.
  • Urban Renewal Commission
    Urban Renewal Commission
  • Landbank Meeting Agendas and Minutes
    Landbank Meeting Dates with Agendas and Minutes

Redevelopment Opportunities

  • Affordable Housing Development Program
    Affordable Housing Development Program

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