Surplus Property Auctions




These are auctions of CITY-OWNED real estate typically in need of repair and redevelopment. This is a competitive bid process and some may require a development proposal should you have the winning bid. 


SUMMER 2023 SURPLUS PROPERTY SALE The City is having a sale of surplus residential property (see property list here).  The sale will be open only to pre-qualified bidders who demonstrate adequate financial capacity and rehabilitation experience and who meet the City of Rochester's purchaser eligibility guidelines.  This sales event will be conducted primarily via a sealed bid process, but there will be two onsite auctions as well.  Approved bidders will be notified of the showing schedule and sales dates, and an informational meeting will be held for those bidders on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.  Applications are available here or in-person at the Division of Real Estate in City Hall, Room 125B, 30 Church Street, Rochester, New York 14614. Completed, signed and notarized applications must be returned to the Division of Real Estate office prior to Thursday, May 25,  2023 at 4:00pm.  No applications will be accepted after this deadline.  Applicants will be notified of their status in writing in mid-June; application status is not available by phone.