What am I required to do if I own a vacant commercial or industrial building?
Complete a registration form and submit to the Planning and Zoning Department (available on this website on the Planning and Zoning Department page). The form requests basic information about the building as well as contact information for the following:
- The owner or person in control of the building.
- A local authorized agent if the owner/person in control does not reside in Greene County or an adjacent county.
- Lien holders and/or others with a legal interest in the property.
- Company and realtor or agent responsible for marketing the property.

Provide proof of general liability insurance covering the building in an amount not less than $1 million.

Provide a plan for securing, rehabilitating, or demolishing the building.

Allow annual interior/exterior inspections to confirm compliance with applicable Property Maintenance, Building and Fire Codes.

Pay a registration fee if required.

Display a placard (available upon request from the City) on the building indicating the potential level of hazard for first responders.

Display a window sign with contact information about the owner, authorized agent, and any individuals responsible for building management.

Renew the registration/fee after each consecutive year of vacancy.

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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?