Oakland Park creates online registry for abandoned properties
The City of Oakland Park Code Enforcement Division has established an on-line to registry to help solve the problems
created by abandoned and vacant properties.
“We identify a property as being vacant – often evidenced by an accumulation of mail, newspapers, debris, an overgrown yard, complaints, or contact from residents of the neighborhood,” said Jay Quier, Zoning & Code Enforcement Administrator. “If the
property has not been registered, a notice is sent to the lending institution requiring them to register the property with a fee of $150 per property on an annual basis.”
Oakland Park works with the Federal Property Registration Corporation (FPRC) to register the properties electronically via e-mail: . The property is entered into the FPRC database with the address, property I.D. number,
name of the lending institution and the service provider which is responsible for maintaining the property.
The City Ordinance requires the property to be vacant and in a state of foreclosure action.
“The City’s Code Enforcement officers are extremely vigilant in identifying any of these properties that are overgrown or in some sort of disrepair or neglect,” said Quier. “Our Code Enforcement staff will be able to locate the unregistered properties on the web
site and cite the lenders for not registering the vacant properties.”
Registering abandoned and vacant properties provides the City’s Code Enforcement Division with the necessary information to contact the service providers responsible for maintaining these properties and providing for a faster response in securing the
structure, swimming pool (if on property), cutting the grass and removing any debris.
“Having these properties maintained keeps the aesthetics of the neighborhood intact and helps to maintain property values of the surrounding community,” said Quier. “The agreement with FPRC enables them to collect 50 percent of the $150 registration fee
with the other 50 percent going back to the City. This agreement does not cost the City’s taxpayers any money.”
For more information on abandoned and vacant property registration, please call the City’s Code Enforcement Division at or log on to www.oaklandparkfl.org
to use the City’s on-line “E-Code program.”
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