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Vacant homes in City of Atlanta

Following in the footsteps of DeKalb County, the City of Atlanta adopted an ordinance that targets vacant homes in the city. The new ordinance requires owners of any vacant residential building or dwelling to register with the Office of Code Enforcement.

Vacant properties must be registered within 30 days after the building becomes vacant. The cost is $100 per property and the registration is good for 12 months. If at renewal the structure is not up to Code then the renewal fee will be $250.

The ordinance does apply to homeowners that have their home on the market but it is vacant. Or landlords that go more than 30 days between tenants.

Visit www.atlanta.gov/vacantproperty to see more information about this ordinance.

 

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