In 2011, the City Council adopted Ordinance 11-949 to establish a registration program for abandoned and vacant properties. The purpose of this program is four-fold:
To prevent residential neighborhoods and commercial areas from becoming blighted;
To ensure adequate maintenance and/or security of commercial and residential properties;
To protect citizens from health and safety hazards; and
To promote the economic stability of the City by maintaining property values.
The Municipal Code requires properties that are legally vacant or abandoned to be registered annually. Vacant properties must be registered by the property owner or trustee within 10 days of the property being determined vacant.
To be in compliance, registering individuals or organizations must: