Vacant Property Registry
In December 2023, the Phoenix City Council approved the Neighborhood Services Department's Vacant Property Registry (VPR). The VPR is an online portal that maintains contact information for owners of vacant properties that meet specific criteria outlined in the Phoenix City Code. The City of Phoenix uses the registry to notify property owners of code violations and property-related issues.
Why a Vacant Property Registry?
Vacant properties can present a challenge when trying to notify a responsible party regarding code violations. Without a mechanism to search for owners of vacant property, it can take substantial time to locate a contact. In many cases, the property owner is located out of state and does not have a designated local contact to address issues timely.
The VPR alleviates barriers by providing a free, online portal that is virtually available anytime and from anywhere. Owners can register, provide contact information, and gain access to educational resources at their convenience.
- Proactive Education for Property Owners
- Owner responsibilities
- Available resources
The VPR also addresses the community's need for an efficient response to crime, blight, and other related code violations.
- Requires local point of contact
- Reduces notice time
- Increases penalties for non-compliance