The City of Dayton owns many vacant lots that may be purchased for use as yard or home expansions, urban gardens, etc. If the City already owns a vacant lot you are interested in purchasing, there is no need for a tax foreclosure, and the transfer of property can take place in as few as 90 days. The standard cost for a surplus land sale is currently $650, unless otherwise stated. An application is required. See the most recent list of surplus vacant lots (PDF).