Search for a Property

As long as you don’t owe the County or the Municipality any back taxes or other charges, you should be eligible to make an offer on our properties.

For detailed information check section “Properties“.


Contact Us For a Showing
(If the property contains a structure)

All interested parties must sign a hold harmless waiver prior to entering a Land Bank owned property.

For questions about Land Bank properties and to schedule a showing, contact Ralph Pappas at 570-963-6830 or email pappasr@lackawannacounty.org


Develop a Plan and Associated Costs

Based on those plans, make sure it is a permitted use for the property.


Complete and Submit an Application

Depending on your plan, complete either a property purchase application or a side lot application:


By email: pappasr@lackawannacounty.org

By mail:

Lackawanna County Land Bank
135 Jefferson Avenue 2nd Floor
Scranton, PA 18503

Attn: Ralph Pappas

Note: The Land Bank needs a complete application before an offer is presented to the board. All property sales must be approved by the Lackawanna County Land Bank Board of Directors.

*All properties are sold in “as-is” condition.

Contact the Land Bank staff with questions you may have about the application process.