City of Boston
Department of Neighborhood Development
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Real Estate Management & Sales
Yard Sale

Customer Service: Reay Pannesi - 617-635-0567.

The Yard Sale sells city owned lots generally under 5,000 square feet to abutters for open space use.


  • Applicant must be current in real estate tax and water and sewer payments to the City of Boston on all property the applicant owns in the city.
  • Applicant cannot be the former foreclosed owner of the site for sale.
  • Applicant must be a residential abutter to city owned lot.

Program Restrictions

  • Use of land is deed-restricted to be used only as open space.
  • Abutter lot can only be sold as part of applicant's abutting property, not individually.

Requesting an application

  • When the property is advertised, applications are available at the DND Bid Counter. To view a list of currently advertised properties, click here.
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