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The Downtown Vacant Structure Registry Ordinance (VSRO) is for the greater downtown area. The VRSO in the greater downtown area will apply only to non-residential properties that are located in the greater downtown area.
The purposes of a vacant property registration ordinance (VSRO) include:
October 1, 2021
The DT VSRO will apply only to non-residential properties that comprise the Greater Downtown Area as defined in the Ordinance. Click here for a map of the Greater Downtown Area.
The ordinance defines a “structure” as the constructed/built primary structure on the parcel.
“Vacant” structures are defined as habitable structures which:
Registration requirements for parcels determined to be vacant by ordinance definition have 90 days to register from date of written notice, which can be extended by the Director of Development Services if evidence of property listing.
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General registration requirements include:
Vacant structures will be required to register annually with the City until the structure is occupied and in compliance with the ordinance.
Annual Registration Fee: ______*
Annual Inspection Fee: ______
* Registration fee reductions or waivers may apply under certain criteria as outlined in the Ordinance.
Compliance with the DT VSRO will be the responsibility of the property owner, and the City’s Building Inspections Division will be responsible for working with property owners to achieve compliance and ensuring continued compliance into the future.
Please contact the Development Services Division at 940-761-8841.
Click here for Vacant Structure Registry Ordinance.