Nebraska proposes state-wide opt-in vacant property registration ordinance

Nebraska: A state-wide opt-in vacant property registration in Nebraska has been proposed, and is under consideration.

The proposal, LB256 - Adopt the Vacant Property Registration Act, would apply to commercial and residential properties vacant for 180 days or longer; but not to properties owned by the federal government or the State of Nebraska.

According to the proposed text: Registration fees for residential properties would not be able to exceed $250, and commercial registration fees could not exceed $1,000; with the city itself setting the costs up to those limits. Registration fees cannot be levied at intervals any more frequently than six months.

Unpaid vacant property registration fees and unpaid fines for any violation of a vacant property registration ordinance would become a lien on the applicable property.

The bill itself is still under examination by the Urban Affairs Committee.




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