TEXAS - DALLAS, Surplus Real Property

City Of Dallas

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The City of Dallas owns unneeded properties that are available for purchase. These parcels of land are sold in accordance with state law and the Dallas City Code by the primary methods:

  1. By live public auction where the property can be developed independently.
  2. To the abutting property owner where the property is so small or irregularly shaped that it cannot be developed independently.

The City Council determines by resolution:

  1. whether real property should be offered for sale;
  2. whether limitations should be placed on the future use of the property; and
  3. what price is acceptable for the property.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is a deposit required to purchase property from the City?

Yes. The specified deposit amount stated in the advertisement and bidding information will be required and must be payable to the City of Dallas by cashier's check or money.

Do I have to attend the sale?

Yes, for date and location please visitwww.cityofdallasauction.com. For results, please click on the auction date.

How often are sales held?

Surplus property sales are held two to three times a year.

Do you maintain a mailing list?

Yes. Please contact the Real Estate Division office at 214-948-4100.

For additional information, or the approximate date of the next Surplus property sale, please contact us
at 214-948-4100, or visit our office at 320 E. Jefferson Blvd, Room 203, Dallas, Texas 75203‚Äč.

LAND TRANSFER PROGRAM

The Land Transfer program allows the City to resell certain tax-foreclosed properties (that its holds as trustee for the Dallas County taxing entities) and sell surplus properties so that affordable housing units or approved commercial uses may be developed on the properties.

In order to be eligible to purchase two or more land transfer properties, a developer must have built one (1) or more homes in the past three (3) years and must have a development plan that is approved by the City. On a case-by-case basis, if a developer seeks to purchase only one property, the developer need not have built any homes in the past thee (3) years.