NOTICE TO OWNERS OF VACANT PROPERTY
On November 8, 2010, Nelsonville City Council adopted Ordinance 45-10 which required owners of vacant property to provide to the City basic information about each property in their control, either as owner, owner in equitable title or owner in legal title.
The ordinance says in part that
“…an increasing number of homes and properties in the City of Nelsonville are in various stages of mortgage default and foreclosure, are bank owned, are vacant for lack of tenancy, have been declared unfit for human habitation, or have been abandoned…" and “…vacant, abandoned property leads to neighborhood decline, creates attractive nuisance, contributes to diminished property value, discourages the purchase of adjacent properties, and diminishes the quality of life of the citizenry…” and “…a vacant property registration program is a reasonable step toward insuring suitable, safe housing; healthy, viable neighborhoods; and attractive, desirable commercial and industrial properties…”
For clarification, a vacant building required to be registered is defined as
“…a structure which is unoccupied for ninety (90) days or more or which constitutes a structure unfit for human occupancy, an unsafe building, or a building or premises that are a public nuisance. In the case of structures containing multiple dwelling units, multiple commercial or industrial units, or a combination thereof, a building shall be considered vacant when a majority of the units are unoccupied unless any part of the building is considered unfit for human habitation, unsafe, or a public nuisance, then the entire premises shall be considered subject to these regulations…”.
At this time there was no registration fee required.
If you have not previously registered your properties, please complete an application for vacant property registration and submit it to:
Office of Code Enforcement
211 Lake Hope Drive
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
From the City Administration, thank you for your cooperation in this matter.