Receiving Offers to Donate Real Estate

Occasionally, someone may approach a parish with an offer to donate real estate. In those instances, the parish should first determine whether or not it would be in its best interest to pursue the donation. If the parish is interested, it is highly recommended that the parish request the following information from those offering the property.

    • Proof of ownership (deed(s) etc.)
    • Addresses
    • Location map
    • Tax ID number(s)
    • Copies of current paid real estate tax bills
    • Evidence that there are no liens on the property or other clouds on the title

Once this information is obtained, the parish should forward it to the Property & Risk Management Department along with a written request to Bishop Bambera for authorization to accept the donation.

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