Vacant Property Information

[R.O. 2009 §5-134; Ord. No. 1048 §1, 4-22-2003]
Every parcel of residential property improved by a residential structure or commercial property improved by a structure containing multiple dwelling units, that is vacant and has been vacant for at least six (6) months and is characterized by violations of the Housing Code shall be registered as a vacant residential structure and shall be subject to the registration fee.
 
[R.O. 2009 §5-136; Ord. No. 1048 §1, 4-22-2003]
Amount Of Fee. There is hereby established and assessed a semi-annual fee in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00) imposed on all owners of property registered under this Article.
Billing Procedures — Late Penalties. The City Clerk shall cause to be mailed to the owner of property registered under this Article, at his/her last known address, a bill for the semi-annual registration fee. The fee shall be due and payable within thirty (30) days of mailing. In addition to any other penalties provided by law, if an owner fails to pay the fee assessed for such property within thirty (30) days of the date of mailing, a late payment fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per month shall be assessed for each month during which the fee remains unpaid.
Failure To Pay Fee Unlawful. It shall be unlawful for any owner of property registered pursuant to this Article to fail to pay the registration fee imposed for such property. Any person found guilty of failing to pay any required fee shall be punished as provided in Section 100.220 of the Municipal Code.

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Cheryl Wallace
City Clerk
314.521.3500 x801
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