Land Bank

The Preble County Land Bank was re-established in July of 2022.  As a small Land Bank we are slowly learning, growing and look forward to working with all of Preble County to continue making our amazing community into a great place to work and live.  

Please click on the link below to see the details of the 2024 Demo Grant

Department Of Development Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program Guidelines

Properties Currently Available

There are no properties currently available.  Please check back again to see what we have to offer.


116 N. Gilmore St. sold snip image

116 N. Gilmore St., Eaton, OH 45320


This property was, most recently, a 4-unit apartment building (Unit 1 - 1 bedroom/1 bath; Unit 2 - 2 bedroom/1 bath; Unit 3 - 2 bedroom/1 bath; Unit 4 - 3 bedroom/1 bath).  This building is being sold AS-IS and will require a completed Contract to Purchase & Renovate a Property (WORD) to be considered.  All applications are being accepted until June 29, 2023 at noon. (on-line version of this contract is located below)

Please be respectful of those living near this building.  We ask that you not try to enter the building or walk around the building without being with a Preble County Land Bank representative.  Please contact Sarah Farno at the Land Bank office to set up a time to see the building or to ask any further questions.  Further pictures are available upon request.

Phone: (937)456-8101



General Land Bank Information/Documents

General Land Bank Policies (PDF)

Policies and Procedures (PDF)

Code of Regulations (PDF)

Handbook (PDF)

Purchasing Policy (PDF)

Tax Timeline Foreclosure (PDF)

Liability Waiver (PDF)

Project Status Report (PDF)

Public Records Request (PDF)

Public Requests

Request for Property Investigation (PDF)

Property Investigation - Interest in Property (PDF)

Demolition Contractors

Invitation to Bid Form (PDF)

Competitive Bid Form (PDF)

Pre-Qualification Form (PDF)

Purchasing a Property

Contract to Purchase & Renovate a Property (WORD) (please see this form below to fill out online or print this file to deliver by hand/mail/email)

(Some documents have dates that will be updated with each bid.  Please select the forms linked to the specific bids to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information) 

Public Records Request:

Please fill out the Public Records Request form found HERE, stop by the office or give us a call to place a request.


Below are forms that can be printed out and mailed in/delivered or they may be filled out online.  Please call if you have any questions.

Contract to Purchase & Renovate a Property


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    2. Thank you for your interest in purchasing and renovating a property from the Preble County Land Bank.  Over the years our community has vacant and blighted properties that hurt neighborhoods, depress our real estate market, and damage confidence in our future. Now, by working together, we can change that! 

    3. Our application process is simple. You will make three major commitments to us in this contract. 

      • You will tell us honestly how you intend to use the home (as your home, as a rental, etc.). 

      • You will provide us with a full renovation plan for the home that makes it safe & livable again. 

      • You will purchase the home for its fair value and show us you have the funding to fully renovate.

      We will attach a Mortgage to the property while you are meeting those commitments. You will be required to pass an Inspection that confirms that the property is safe & livable after your renovation work is finished. Once you pass the Inspection and meet all other commitments to the Land Bank, we will release our Mortgage. After all is done, you’ll have a great property and the neighborhood will benefitted from your efforts. 

      Please complete all pages in this contract so that we can review and consider your offer! 

    4. The following question is used by the Land Bank to ensure that you have access to appropriate services. The Land Bank supports and complies with all fair housing laws. 

    5. Do you read and understand English?

    Documents will be added as they are passed by the board.  Please contact us, or come back again to check for the document you are needing.

    Please click on the Ohio Land Bank Association link to see what Land Banks are doing across the state of Ohio!