Mow to Own Program
Mow to Own Program
The purpose of this program is to enable residents to quickly and easily acquire unused City lots. Through the program, property owners can obtain vacant parcels immediately next to their home or business after simply mowing and maintaining the property for 24 months. The goal is to aid in returning our neighborhoods to a more welcoming and aesthetically pleasing area.
What to Expect
Each application will be reviewed by staff to determine if the parcel meets the program’s requirements. Once the application is approved the successful applicant will receive a deed to the property with a maintenance lien allowing the property to be reacquired by the City should the applicant fail to maintain the Lot. Participant/Applicant Agrees that with respect to the “Mow to Own” program and lot(s) acquired: If participant/applicant fails in any way to comply with the “Maintenance Requirements of the “Mow to Own Program” or the “Mow to Own Application” participant/applicant agrees the subject property and title/deed relating to the subject property shall, upon written notice from the city and a failure to cure said violation within ten (10) business days, transfer/revert to the City of Jennings. Upon participant/applicant’s failure to comply as referenced above, without notice, and without judicial proceedings of any kind, the City of Jennings may enter repossess and maintain the property at participant/applicant’s expense and participant/applicant will immediately- within five (5) business days- complete and file the necessary paperwork to effectuate the transfer of the subject property, deed and title to same back to the City of Jennings. If the City of Jennings is forced to institutes an action or proceeding against the other party relating to the property and/or provisions of this “Mow to Own” program then the participant/applicant in such action or proceeding shall reimburse the City of Jennings for its actual attorneys’ fees, and costs and expenses incurred on any appeal, reversion and/or transfer of the property or in collection of any judgment. Participant/Applicant also agrees to sign the attached “Waiver of Liability” form with respect to property, whereby, participant/applicant agrees to waive any and all liability against the City of Jennings whatsoever associated with the Property and assumes legal responsibility for the property in the event of any accident of any kind occurring on the property while the property is possessed, maintained and/or owned by the participant/applicant.
Please follow this link to access the application: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:a7f653b1-6c41-3218-b613-2fa7ceb83630
Hold Harmless Agreement
Please follow this link to access the Hold Harmless Agreement which is a part of the application: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:2f903147-2af5-3578-ac08-8f3b283a4654