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Abandoned Property Acquisition Program

The APAP program is designed for people who are interested in pursuing tax-delinquent property in Chicago Heights.

APAP is meant to protect our City from becoming blighted through abandoned properties, which can adversely affect the economic development of the neighborhoods.

  • Download, review and complete the APAP Application Packet provided below.

  • Be sure to fill out a detailed narrative specifying the property you are interested in, your desire to utilize this program, and details regarding your intended use of the property, as well as the dollar amount you anticipate investing.

  • The program also requires you to deposit a moderate escrow fee to fund legal expenses, and the City will undertake the legal process to acquire title for you with all liens and delinquent taxes eliminated.

Once the application documents contained in the APAP Application Packet are completely filled out, present the documents to our office at 365 W. 14th Street, Chicago Heights, IL.  You may also submit completed application documents by e-mail to:  [email protected].  The documents will be reviewed, and a decision will be made.

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