Vacant Property Registry
In May 2016, the town passed a "zombie" homes law which requires banks that foreclose on houses to remit a $25,000 security payment to the town to ensure the maintenance of the property. In June 2016, a companion plan passed that would force banks and other lenders that foreclose on commercial properties to provide the town with security funding in the amount of $35,000. Most recently, the town approved a law that requires property owners of unoccupied structures to register vacant buildings, produce a vacant building plan, pay security funding to ensure property maintenance and pay an annual registry fee.
To register a vacant property, please use the online registration form.