Muskegon vacant property registration fees double for property owners with start of 2017
Muskegon, MI: Vacant property registration fees have increased 100 percent beginning in 2017, from the previous costs of 2016.
A property vacant for 90 consecutive days will trigger under the city’s description of vacant property, at which time the owner or person/s responsible for the property need to fill out the vacant building form, sign, and return it to the Planning and Economic Development Department.
Penalties for not returning the vacant building form properly range from $100 to $500, and can trigger new penalties each day.
The 2016 to 2017 cost increases are as follows:
Buildings vacant 1-2 years: 2016 cost - $500.00 and 2017 cost $1,000.00
Buildings vacant 2-3 years: 2016 cost - $1,000.00 and 2017 cost $2,000.00
Buildings vacant 3-5 years: 2016 cost - $2,000.00 and 2017 cost $4,000.00
Buildings vacant 5-10 years: 2016 cost - $3,500.00 and 2017 cost $7,000.00
Buildings vacant 10+ years: 2016 cost - $5,000.00 and 2017 cost $7,000.00
Fees for vacant properties already registered remain at the 2016 level if the building is well-maintained and there has been no code enforcement activity in the previous year.
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