Mow to Own Program

The City of Benton owns numerous vacant properties throughout the city available for sale or transfer. In order to make these properties more affordable to acquire, the City is implementing a Mow to Own program.
The Mow to Own program helps adjacent property owners acquire the vacant properties and improve neighborhoods at the same time by permitting acquisition of the property through routine maintenance instead of a cash purchase.
The Mow to Own program commits applicants to maintain the vacant property for one year, after which period the property is signed over (conveyed) to applicant. It is the desire of the City to see these lots incorporated into neighboring yards and improved.

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