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About the Vacant Building Registration Program

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The purpose of the Vacant Building Registration Program is to encourage the redevelopment of these properties through the establishment of minimum maintenance requirements, regular enforcement, property owner accountability and the promotion of redevelopment opportunities for registered buildings. Because information available through the deed records is often insufficient to contact property owners, this program will be an opportunity to provide current and correct contact information.

This program applies to all vacant buildings that have been unoccupied for at least 30 days and are within the Central Business District (CBD), historic districts and historic landmarks, and properties located within a 1/2 mile from military bases.


Program EXpansion

With the passage of the FY2017 annual budget, the City Council has expanded the program area for the Vacant Building Registration Program. The expansion is effective on January 1, 2017. The areas to be incorporated into the program footprint include:

  • A 1/2 mile buffer around the Central Business District, which is currently within the program area;
  • A 1/2 mile buffer around the Historic Districts, which are currently within the program area;
  • Neighborhood Conservation Districts and a 1/2 buffer around them;
  • The Eastpoint and Choice Neighborhoods;
  • A 1/2 mile buffer around Port SA and Brooks City Base; and
  • City-initiated TIRZ (Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones) and a 1/2 mile buffer around them.

You will find a map of the expanded program area here: Program Expansion Map (PDF) If you would like to report a vacant structure within the program area, you may use the link below.


Registration Forms

Report a Vacant Building