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Register Foreclosed & Defaulted Investor-Owned Property
If you recently bought a property that is in foreclosure or default that you will not occupy within six months, you will need to register the property.
This program ensures that regular inspection and maintenance will occur to protect the health and safety, livability, appearance and social fabric of our neighborhoods.
Non-owner occupant buyers of properties that have a default or foreclosure history must register this property. After registration, the buyer must schedule an inspection done by the City. This inspection assesses whether the property conditions meet the local building or housing codes. If the property violates any City codes, the inspector will work with the new owner to develop a plan to correct the violations.