Vacant & Foreclosed Property Registry

Improperly maintained and unsecured vacant and foreclosed properties can become a hazard to the health and safety of persons who may come on or near the property and can adversely affect the aesthetic and economic attributes of communities. Difficulties also often arise in locating the person responsible for the condition of vacant and foreclosed real property. The governing authority finds that there is a substantial need directly related to the public health, safety, and welfare to comprehensively address these concerns through the adoption of a vacant and foreclosed property registry.  For these reasons, effective September 20, 2022, the City of Chamblee requires all property owners of vacant and foreclosed properties to be registered within the city. 

>> To review the Vacant/Foreclosed Real Property Registration ordinance, click here.

This vacant and foreclosure real property registry requires owners and agents to provide the City with official information for contacting a party responsible for bringing foreclosed and vacant real property into compliance with applicable provisions of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Chamblee.   It shall be the responsibility of each owner or agent of any vacant real property to file a complete registration statement with the Planning and Development Department within 14 days of such property becoming vacant.

RequirementsThe owner registering vacant real property shall supply the following information on an authorized registration statement provided by the Planning and Development Department:

  • The real property owner's name, street address, mailing address, phone number, and email address;
  • The agent's name, street address, mailing address, phone number, and email address;
  • The real property's street address and tax parcel number;
  • The transfer date of the instrument conveying the real property to the owner; and
  • At such time as it becomes available, recording information, including deed book and page numbers, of the instrument conveying the real property to the owner
Additional Requirements
  • The owner shall register vacant real property with the Chamblee Police Department Trespass Affidavit Program (TAP), to combat recurring trespassing problems.
  • Vacant/Foreclosed real property shall comply with all other applicable codes of ordinances.  
Registration fee At the time of the filing of the registration statement, the owner or agent shall pay a registration fee of $100.00 for each vacant or foreclosed real property as identified by its tax parcel number. No registration statement shall be deemed filed unless the fee has been paid. For a parcel of land containing two or more buildings under common ownership, only one registration statement and one fee shall be required. 

Relevant Documents