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Owners Must Register Foreclosed, Vacant Properties

Duluth establishes registry for vacant, foreclosed and delinquent properties located in the city.

Owners Must Register Foreclosed, Vacant Properties

Owners of vacant, foreclosed and delinquent property in Duluth are now required to register them with the city.

The Duluth City Council approved an ordinance establishing a vacant and foreclosed structure registry at its Sept. 10 meeting citing the following reasons:

  • There is a need to establish a registration system for vacant, foreclosed and delinquent property in order to protect property values for all property owners and to encourage proper upkeep and maintenance of such properties.
  • Due to the lack of adequate maintenance and security of vacant, foreclosed and delinquent properties, the property values and quality of life of neighboring properties are negatively impacted.
  • Improperly maintained and secured properties can become a hazard to the health and safety of neighboring properties.

To register, fill out and submit the registration form along with a $100 fee to the Duluth Department of Planning and Development. Click here to access the form.

The form may be submitted electronically. Or print the form and drop it off at Duluth City Hall or mail it to the Duluth Department of Planning and Development, Duluth City Hall, 3167 Main St., Duluth, GA 30096. Registration is not valid until the registration fee is paid.

For questions regarding the registry, contact the planning department at 770-476-1790.

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