Harrisburg officials take measures to directly tackle city’s blight issues


Harrisburg, PA: City council members approved the creation of a foreclosed property registration program and an increase to fines for code violations.


The registration program will require all controllers of property to inform the city within 10 days of a property moving into foreclosure. A recurring $200 fee is included, to be paid at the beginning of each year a property remains in foreclosure.


The information provided by owners must include the contact information for the caretakers or contractors assigned to maintain the property so city officials can directly contact the caretakers or contractors should any code violations occur.


The increase to costs and registry program fees are intended to cover the costs for maintaining property awareness problems to alleviate blight.


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