Vacant property registration ordinance approved in Jeannette

Jeannette, PA: A vacant property registration ordinance has been approved by the City Council, and is slated to go into effect within the close of 2016.

Owners of properties that become vacant have 180 days from the date of initial vacancy to notify the city and file registration papers.

A $250 fee is due at the time of registration, and the annual fee increases with each year the property remains vacant.

Within 60 days of registration, an official from the fire department would inspect the property to ensure maintenance in line with city code. Further inspections for potential code violation would occur annually.

The registration program is part of a plan to index the occupancy status of thousands of properties throughout the city, and to mitigate the spread of blight.




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