City Surplus Property

Request for Proposals for Surplus Property

The City of Paducah, Kentucky periodically accepts sealed proposals for the purchase and transfer of surplus real property. For additional information, call 270-444-8690.

All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Sealed Bid” with the address of the property on the outside.  Persons interested in submitting a sealed proposal for more than one property must submit a separate written offer for each property. Proposals can be mailed to The City of Paducah, Planning Department, P. O. Box 2267, City Hall, Paducah, KY 42002-2267.  The City of Paducah reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted.  

Evaluation of the bids will be based upon the following considerations:  housing construction/rehabilitation & occupancy; priority to owner occupancy projects; level of investment; Comprehensive Plan compliance (highest & best use); priority for remnant parcels given to to abutting property owner; and the bid amount.

To be considered, bidders must be current on City taxes and have no existing liens on any property currently owned in the City of Paducah.    

Proposal Bid Form
Proposal Requirements
Sample Documents to Help Prepare Your Proposal

Proposals must include at a minimum the following information:

  • Completed Bid form indicating the intended use and bid offer (Minimum offer considered $325)
  • Total Investment anticipated over the next 2 years
  • Detailed description of the proposed improvements and how the property will be used
  • Description of landscape improvements
  • Project timeline (improvement must be completed within 2 years) 

If selected, the following additional information must be submitted within 30 days:

  • Detailed construction or rehabilitation plans. All changes and improvements necessary both to meet code requirements as well as to provide for the intended use must be specified and detailed.
  • Landscape plan drawings.
  • Cost Estimate of improvements by a knowledgeable & experienced third-party professional, e.g. an engineer, architect or experienced contractor. Complex projects should be broken down by cost centers.
  • Proof of financial ability to complete the project in an amount matching the estimated costs.  Proof must be in the form of a letter of credit, loan commitment, proof of cash on hand, or some other proof of financial ability acceptable to the City. Grants or special financing must be listed but cannot count toward financial ability unless a copy of the award notice or other acceptable guarantee is provided. 

Available Properties

Click each address for information about the property including lot dimensions, zoning information, and an aerial map.  

342 Ashbrook Avenue
322 Ashcraft Avenue
621 Boyd Street
626 Boyd Street
627 Boyd Street
700 Caldwell Street
3639 Carolina Street (owned by Joint Sewer Agency)
1109 Ellis Street
629 Finley Street
631 Finley Street
625 George Street
1200 Hampton Street
341 Hays Avenue
1909 Hendricks Street
1931 Hendricks Street
614 Husbands Street
623 Husbands Street
629 Husbands Street
1127 Jones Street
540 Locust Drive
1645 Martin Luther King Drive
514 Marton Street
621 McKinley Street
623 McKinley Street
718 North 7th Street
722 North 7th Street
724 North 7th Street
800 North 7th Street
804, 808, 812 North 7th Street
818 North 7th Street
820 North 7th Street
832 North 7th Street
836 North 7th Street
900 North 10th Street
904 North 10th Street
1165 North 11th Street
1115 North 12th Street
1236 North 12th Street
1240 North 12th Street
1242 North 12th Street
1724 North 12th Street
416 North 13th Street
418 North 13th Street
1110 North 13th Street
1120 North 13th Street
517 North 14th Street
521 North 14th Street
525 North 14th Street
529 North 14th Street
720 North 24th Street
1011 Oscar Cross Avenue
1201 Oscar Cross Avenue
1314 Oscar Cross Avenue
1245 Park Avenue
1200 Salem Avenue
1209 Salem Avenue
1215 Salem Avenue
1216 Salem Avenue
1219 Salem Avenue
809 South 4th Street
800 South 5th Street
804 South 5th Street
815 South 5th Street
817 South 5th Street
833 South 5th Street
1024 South 5th Street
1246 South 6th Street
1622 South 6th Street
1119 South 7th Street
1321 South 8th Street
913 South 11th Street
816 South 12th Street
729 South 13th Street
612 South 21st Street
1131 Tennessee Street

General Process for Obtaining Property

The City of Paducah has acquired properties through the years by donations, code enforcement, grants, and a variety of other reasons. If you are interested in obtaining a property from the City of Paducah, contact the Planning Department at 270-444-8690.  

Control of City properties are handled by one of three entities: the City of Paducah, Urban Renewal & Community Development Agency (URCDA), or Paducah Main Street. If the City of Paducah is the listed owner, then a proposal will need to be made to the City Commission. If the owner is URCDA or Main Street, then a proposal will need to be made to the appropriate board. These two boards are made up of private citizens appointed by the Mayor and Commission.

Paducah Main Street generally controls the sale of properties in LowerTown and downtown. URCDA oversees the transactions in the Fountain Avenue project area, and also controls several properties throughout city limits. For more information on LowerTown properties, visit Paducah Main Street. For more information on Fountain Avenue properties, visit the Fountain Avenue Neighborhood Project.

The process for obtaining a property is essentially the same for all three entities. Once you have identified a desired public property, a proposal must be developed and submitted to the respective board for consideration. Planning staff will assist you in getting your proposal to the appropriate board. All proposal requirements must be met and a complete proposal submitted to the board before it will be considered. In general, the requirements must include at a minimum: a narrative of the project outlining the intended use of the property; the proposed purchase price; detailed rehab or construction plans with floor plans, elevations, and landscaping; a firm third party detailed estimate of construction costs from an engineer, architect, or contractor; a project timeline; and proof of financial ability to complete the project from a lending institution.

Transfer of property will be based on the best-evaluated future use of the property, highest bid, and compliance with applicable codes.  To be considered for these properties, bidders must be current on City taxes and have no existing liens on any property currently owned in the City of Paducah.  For additional information, please call the Planning Department at 270-444-8690.  The City of Paducah reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted.