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Public Property Administration

The Public Property Division processes real estate acquisitions, disposals and leases on behalf of Metro Departments. The division of public property administration was established by the Metro Charter and is further described in the Metro Code of Ordinances.

This division works very closely with other departments within Metro related to purchasing and selling Metro property.

Metro Surplus Property For Sale

How to Purchase Surplus Back Tax Property

  1. Before any surplus back tax property can be sold, all Metro departments have the right to claim the property if there is a use for it.
  2. All sales have to be approved by Metro Council.
  3. All adjacent property owners to the subject property have an equal chance at purchasing the property and will be notified of sale via mail outlining the bidding process.

Additional Resources

Contact Information

For Inquiries please contact:

Physical Address

700 2nd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210

Mailing Address

PO Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37219-6300

Accessibility Accommodations

For an ADA accommodation, please contact Kimberly Northern at 615-880-1710 or by email at