As of February 9th 2016, an Ordinance Amending Chapter 12 and establishing a Vacant and Foreclosure Registration has been adopted.
Vacant Property Registration
Per the ordinance, any structure that has remained vacant for at least 6 months must register as a vacant property and pay a registration fee of $250. The Vacancy status runs with the property, not the owner.The fee for renewing a vacant structure is $250 each renewal date for the first 24 months. Thereafter, if the property remains vacant, the fee shall increase to $500 on each renewal date.
* A Certificate of Liability Insurance for each vacant property must be provided to the City with the initial vacant property registration form AND subsequent renewal applications per Sec 12-509 of the City ordinances. Limits must meet the coverage listed on the registration/renewal form.*
Foreclosure Property Registration
Per the ordinance, the property must be registered as foreclosure within (14) days of a legal filing seeking foreclosure or for a tax deed or other judicial proceeding seeking ownership of a property and including those persons involved in a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure process, all such persons shall register said property as set forth in this article and pay the registration fee of $250. If the property is determined to be vacant, the person shall register the property as vacant pursuant to this article.
Both Vacant & Foreclosure registration shall be renewed January 1st and July 1st of each calendar year.
Per the Vacant and Foreclosure Property Registration Ordinance, any structure that has remained vacant or in foreclosure for 24 months, the registration fee shall increase to $500 on each renewal date.
If you are the owner/servicer of a property, in the City of Aurora, that will have been vacant or in foreclosure for more than 24 months this fee will be increased as of the renewal date: July 1st, 2018.