City Owned Property

The City’s Real Estate Staff manages public land and property on behalf of Nanaimo’s citizens and are responsible for:

  • buying, selling and disposing of properties
  • leasing and licensing City-owned land and buildings
  • property development

The Parks, Recreation & Culture department manages properties with facilities such as the aquatic or ice centres.

Property for Sale or Lease

Council can declare properties surplus if the City no longer needs them. They can be put up for sale to the public in this case. Most of the City's surplus and saleable properties are remnant parcels from property purchases for City projects.

At times, properties become available indirectly through the City via the Annual Tax Sale.

Surplus Road Property

In some cases, surplus road property may also be available for sale upon road closure. After receiving a written application for the road closure, we review the application and determine whether the unused road can be considered surplus.

Road Closure Application

Related links

Parks, Recreation and Culture Department
Tax Sale Information
Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

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Nancy Skeels Property Services Agent

Last updated: June 27, 2023

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