Vacant Property Registrations


Vacant Property Registration ordinances are measures enacted by city, county, and state governments requiring property owners to file the correct vacant property registration form and any associated compliance fees. They differ from foreclosed property registrations because they are typically only required if the property is vacant. Code violation fines for failure to register properties can exceed $1,000 per day, per property. Some cities of note have adopted vacant building registration ordinances are Milwaukee and Chicago.


Benefits of Ascent's vacant property registration solution


  • Our in-house database tracks registration requirements and vacant property registration forms for more than 1,000 individual cities across the United States. We utilize tracking analytics to monitor properties throughout the vacancy cycle to ensure proper initial, renewal and deregistration services.


  • In-house network of experienced vendor partners who provide quick turn-around results to manage harder compliance requirements such as local agent notarizations in Aurora, IL and Milwaukee, WI.


  • Each vacant building registration packet includes contact information to our 24-7 Code Response team where live, code mitigation specialists, trained to work with cities, identifying issues that affect our client's registered assets.


  • Community Relations team tracks the most up-to-date vacant property registration compliance news nationally. Please find more about our Community Relations team here.


  • Archived documentation of completed forms, delivery tracking and receipt confirmation to ensure quick, accurate compliance audit reporting.