Abandoned, vacant property registration ordinance in effect for Bangor, PA

Bangor, PA: The Borough has adopted an abandoned and vacant property registration ordinance, which is now in effect.


Upon default of a mortgage, or transfer of such property, the mortgagee must have an inspection of the property, to determine if the property is occupied or vacant, and register the property within 10 days. Monthly inspections are required for the duration of the mortgage default.


Registration requires the occupancy status of the home, current contact information for owners and those directly responsible for the property, and payment of a registration fee; any changes to any information must be submitted within 10 days of the change.


The registration fee is $200, due annually, and all registrations fees must be paid directly by the mortgagee, servicer, trustee, or owner; no third-parties may pay for fees without prior consent of the Borough.


Any property on the registry must be secured and maintained to Bough Code for the duration of its time on the registry, and any violation of Code or failure to adhere to the registration requirements, inspections, and maintenance of current information are subject to fines.


Failure to register and maintain registration is subject to a per violation fine of $500 plus court costs and fees, and failure to maintain any instance of Code can be subject to fines of up to $1,000 per violation.




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