Greensburg, PA, approves creation of abandoned, vacant property registration ordinance
Greensburg, PA: City Council has approved the creation of an abandoned and vacant property registration ordinance.
The new ordinance establishes vacant property registration requirements, a fee structure, and annual renewals. It will amend Chapter 205 Property Maintenance of the City’s Code, which was based on the 2009 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code,
Some revisions to the adopted International Code include: costs for construction and licensing fees, as well as establishing violations of the Code to be subject to a fine of $100 - $1,000, or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both, at the discretion of the court, with each day of violation constituting a separate offense.
Definitions for what property traits will trigger requirements for registration, exact fees involved, dates application/renewal are due, and other factors for creation and maintenance of the vacant property registry are still under discussion by the Council.
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