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Policies & Procedures

The mission of the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) is to return Detroit's blighted and vacant properties to productive use. In pursuit of that goal, the DLBA utilizes a variety of sales initiatives. Below you’ll find the policies and procedures which serve as a foundation for our disposition programs. These policies and procedures were voted on and approved by the DLBA Board of Directors at public meetings.


The policies, procedures, and FAQs published on this site are intended to provide high-level insight into the various programs and initiatives of the DLBA, along with a sense for how the programs and initiatives typically operate. The rights of the parties in any particular circumstance will be governed by the applicable agreements in force between them, by other DLBA terms and conditions applicable to the particular program, and by any other laws applicable to the particular circumstance.


Please visit our FAQs page for additional information.

Please click here to review the Structure Sales Policy.

Please click here to review the Amended and Restated Vacant Land Policy.

Please click here to review the Tax Capture Waiver Policy.

Please click here to review the Employee Discount Policy.

Please click here to review the Employee Discount Policy.

Please click here to review the Employee Discount Policy.

Please click here to review the Community Partnership Policy.

Please click here to review the Disposition of Properties to support the City of Detroit.

Please click here to review the Buy Back Program Policy.

Please click here to review the Occuipied Property Policy.

Please click here to review the Commitment Disposition Policy.

Please click here to review the Create-A-Project Pilot Policy.

Please click here to review the Create-A-Project Pilot Policy.