Parkersburg, WV: The final step to begin the vacant property registration program kickoff is down to setting the start date
Parkersburg, WV: The final step to begin the vacant property registration program kickoff is down to setting the start date.
After becoming fed up with deteriorating property and the costs associated with handling it, town members and city officials moved to instigate a registration program for vacant buildings.
The final language for the initiative pushes owners of property vacant for at least 45 days; property in violation of health, building, or sanitation standards; or property lacking utility services to register their contact information with the city or face a penalty.
Property owners will have 30 days from the time of notification to register the property, and can face penalties up to $500 for noncompliance.
Additionally, if a property remains in violation of a portion of the code for a year, owners will be forced to pay a $100 per month fee for every month the property remains in violation.
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