City Surplus Property

The City of Paducah is offering the following properties for purchase or transfer to individuals interested in acquiring them. The City 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.  Click the link below for a listing of available pieces of property.

List of Surplus Property >>

To learn more about how the properties were acquired and the process for obtaining a parcel, watch the following video featuring former Planning Director Steve Ervin.  Ervin retired in March 2017; however, the information in the video continues to be valid.

Paducah View (episode 7) - Surplus Property

Process for Obtaining Property

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.