What exactly is considered to be a vacant commercial or industrial building?
The vacant building registration ordinance defines a vacant commercial or industrial building as a commercial or industrial building that is not occupied by its owner, lessee or other person in lawful possession, or at which substantially all lawful manufacturing, industrial or commercial business operations and/or occupancy has ceased.

A commercial or industrial building is defined as any structure or part thereof, that is used, or designed to be used, for any private manufacturing, industrial, or commercial business purposes whether or not legally zoned for such use.

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1. Why is the City requiring registration of vacant commercial and industrial buildings?
2. What about vacant residential properties?
3. What exactly is considered to be a vacant commercial or industrial building?
4. What am I required to do if I own a vacant commercial or industrial building?
5. What is the deadline for registration?
6. What if my building is occupied now but might become vacant in the future?
7. I am doing everything I can to maintain my building and find a tenant. Can I get any relief from these requirements?
8. What is considered to be active marketing of a vacant commercial or industrial building?
9. What happens if I want to sell the property?