Who has to register and what must they do?
Mortgagees of abandoned residential real property, holding a mortgage that is in default, must register the property through the Registration of Abandoned Real Property.
The mortgagee is responsible for posting a sign (that meets city ordinance requirements) on the property, clearly visible from the street, containing the same contact information.
The mortgagee pays an annual registration fee of $150 per property that expires one year after registration. It must be renewed each year until the property is sold or is no longer in default on the mortgage.
The mortgagee, or designee, must inspect the abandoned property on a bi-weekly basis and correct any code violations, which may exist.
Mortgagee must contact the Code Compliance Division and update the application information, if any information has changed since the original application was submitted. i.e. local contact company, phone number, etc.
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DISCLAIMER: The answers below are intended to provide guidance for commonly asked questions. However, these answers do not cover every scenario and do not replace the adopted provisions of Ordinance 2008-109, which controls the administration of the program.