Roselle Park, NJ, revises its abandoned, vacant property registration ordinance, effective immediately

Roselle Park, NJ: The Borough has adopted a vacant property registration amendment: Ordinance 2508.


The vacant and abandoned property registry program, Ordinance 2499, previously had an initial fee of $500.00, prorated on a monthly basis through Dec. 31.


The first renewal increases the cost to $1,500.00, with the second renewal increasing further to $3,000.00, and any following years of registration setting the annual cost at $5,000.00 for a given property for as long as it remains vacant.


The amendment changes the ordinance language to, “The registration shall remain valid for one (1) year from the date of registration, except for the initial registration which shall expire December 31st regardless of when it is filed.”


Property owners are required to renew the registration as long as the property is abandoned or vacant per the ordinance guidelines, with renewal completed by Jan. 1 of each year; and the registration information on file to be updated within 30 days of any changes, via an amended registration statement.


The change is effective as of Nov. 16.




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