Owners of vacant single-family residential properties in the City of Atlanta have until April 1 to register the structures with the City’s Office of Code Enforcement or face fines.
The Atlanta City Council passed an ordinance in December 2011 amending the City of Atlanta’s housing code to require the registration of single-family residential vacant properties that have been unoccupied for 30 days or more.
Under the new ordinance:
- Any owner of a non-rental residential property must identify contact information once that property has been vacant for 30 days.
- Owners who fail to comply with the registration will be in violation of city code.
- Online registration can be found here and registration in person can be done through the Office of Code Enforcement (55 Trinity Avenue, 3rd Floor).
Registration includes an annual registration fee of $100 which increases to $250 if the structure has an outstanding code violation after one year.
For more information on Atlanta vacant property registration process contact the Office of Code Compliance at 404-330-6190.