Chapter 22: Disposal of Property

As part of operations, cities utilize property to conduct city business.  The term “property” can encompass many different things: land, equipment and patents are all forms of property. Land and developments made to land are categorized as “real property.” City parks, the public rights of way, and the city hall building are all examples of real property. Similar to their need to acquire new property, cities may also have the need to dispose of property.  This chapter will cover the steps necessary to dispose of real property cities no longer wish to keep.

Topics Include:

  • Disposal of Surplus Personal Property
  • Sale of Real Property
  • Transfer, Lease, Donation of Real Property
  • Relinquishing Title of Real Property Not Needed for Public Use
  • Other Considerations
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