The Flint Property Portal was launched by the Genesee County Land Bank Authority and the City of Flint in 2017. The purpose of the Portal is to increase public access to property information in order to strengthen engagement, transparency, and trust between residents and local government in Flint. Who owns the vacant house across the street? What is the future vision for the building on the corner? When is the Land Bank going to demolish that house? How can I let local officials know that the house next door has deteriorated? The Land Bank and the City of Flint have heard feedback from the public about property information for years. In response, they launched the Flint Property Portal so that the public will be more informed and better able to hold governments accountable.
Every 2 years the City and the Land Bank contract neighborhood groups and others to update the information that is contained on the Flint Property Portal website. The effort in 2021 has begun and will continue for the next several weeks.
You may see a neighbor or a stranger parked in front of your property for a few moments while they are updating the information about your home/property to the Portal. They will be driving a vehicle with this sign on the door. They will also be taking a photograph of your home. This information will be uploaded to the Portal. This information has absolutely nothing to do with property tax information. It is simply to assess the condition of the housing and property stock in the city as well as giving residents pertinent information and the ability to help fight blight. This is the third time the survey has been conducted. When you see them, please welcome them as they are working to help you in your neighborhood.
The Portal contains a profile for every property in Flint. Each property profile includes a photograph and up to 40 pieces of property specific information. Users can look up the profile for any property in Flint by locating it on the Flint map or entering its address or parcel ID number in the search toolbar.
Property conditions in Flint change overnight. Meanwhile, the Land Bank and the City of Flint use the information that they have to make decisions every day. Users can report property changes through the Property Update feature to keep the Land Bank and City informed. Users can also report their community work, including boarding, trash removal, and mowing by sending a Maintenance Message.
The Portal gives users the ability to map property information. Users can create their own mapping criteria for any area within Flint, small or large.
The Flint Property Portal can be accessed by going online to flintpropertyportal.com.
Remember, YOU can help keep your City presentable and help control blight by keeping the Flint Property Portal up to date in your neighborhood. Anyone can update on the portal and you’re welcome to participate.