City of Warren, MI

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Registering Vacant/Abandoned/Foreclosed Properties

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  • Warren City Council has passed an ordinance requiring all title holders of vacant, abandoned, and/or foreclosed properties to register with the City of Warren(Article III, Sec. 28-50 to 28-66).
  • The registration fee ($200 initial, $125 renewal) is annual and the amount of the fee is set by resolution of the City Council.
  • After registration, the city will dispatch a property maintenance inspector for compliance with the property maintenance code to insure that the maintenance requirements of the ordinance are met.
  • Inspectors will determine if the property is secured so as not to be accessible to unauthorized persons.
  • If the property is not properly maintained or secured, the city and/or a contractor may maintain and secure the property and assess costs to the bank, lender or note holder who has an interest in the vacant, abandoned, or foreclosed property.
  • The following are violations of the ordinance (unless otherwise stated violations are a civil infraction with a fine of up to $500):

(a) Failing to register the property within 30 days

(b) Failing to renew the registration of a property

(c) Permitting re-occupancy of the property without clearing all outstanding fees, fines, costs, assessments or liens.

(d) Failing to secure or maintain the property

*** To obtain the Vacant/Abandoned/Foreclosed Property Registration Form you can either click on the provided link or contact the Department of Property Maintenance and ask for a form to be sent to you.*** Vacant Property Form


Thank you for your cooperation and for being a good neighbor.

City of Warren - Department of Property Maintenance Inspection

Property Maintenance Division

 

Blight Hotline: (586) 574-4662

Greg Paliczuk

Director
One City Square, Suite 315
Warren, MI 48093
Phone: (586) 574-4662
Fax: (586) 574-4645
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Thank you for visiting our web site.  We hope you find the information provided useful and informative.  On this site you will find many different ways to contact us with your comments or concerns.  Perhaps you might send us an email message with your thoughts.  Here you can find phone numbers for calling in complaints or drop us a note via regular mail.  As we grow with this project, we hope to provide the citizens of Warren with the latest information concerning ordinance and zoning issues.

May I again thank you for visiting and encourage you to tell us what you think of our site.  We are the Department of Property Maintenance Inspection and are continually working to improve our service and we appreciate your input.

Sincere best wishes,

Greg Paliczuk - Director

Weed Control Ordinance

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Section. 21-47. Duty of owners and occupants.

  • The ordinance requires property owners occupying and/or owning any property whether occupied or vacant, improved or unimproved, shall permit or maintain on any such property, or on the untraveled portion of streets lying between the road and sidewalk which abuts on any such property, and any growth of weeds, grass or other rank vegetation to a greater height than six (6) inches on the average, or any accumulation of dead weeds, grass, or brush.
  • It shall be the duty of the occupant and/or owner of every property whether occupied or vacant, within the city to cut and remove or destroy by lawful means all such weeds, grass, or rank, poisonous or noxious vegetation once before the first (1st) day of May and as often there after as may be necessary to comply with ordinance.
  • It shall be the duty of the occupant and/or owner of every property whether occupied or vacant improved, or unimproved, within the city to remove by lawful means all such garbage, excrement or other unwholesome, deleterious or offensive thing or substance, trash or rubbish, and/or dead or hazardous tree or tree limb that threatens surrounding property or the public right of way as may be necessary to comply with the ordinance.

Sec. 21-48. Failure to comply; remedy costs.

  • (a)  If the provisions of section 21-47 are not complied with, the director of public service, or his duly appoint representative, shall give written notice to the occupant and/or owner of the property, by a warning notice posting on the premises and/or first class mail to comply with the provisions of section 21-47 within five (5) days of the date of the notice, and if the notice is not complied with within such time, the director of public service, or his duly appointed representative, amy cause such weeds, grass, or other vegetation, and any item listed in section 21-47, to be removed or destroyed and the actual cost of cutting, removal or destruction, with a charge of fifty follars ($50.00) flat rate for administrative expenses, plus twenty-five (25) percent of the actual cost of cutting, removal, or destruction, shall be a lien on the property and added to the taxes assessed against the property as a special assessment against the property in the same manner as other assessments and taxes.
  • (b)  In lieu of the written notice by certified and/or first class mail provided in subsection (a), the director of public service, or his duly appointed representative, may cause to be published a notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the county during the month of March that weeds not cut by the first (1st) day of May of that year, as outlined in subsection (a), section 21-48, will be cut by the city and the owner of the property charged with the cost thereof, which costs shall be a lein on the property and added to the taxes assessed against the property as a special assessment, and shall be collected as a special assessment against the premises in the same manner as other assessments and taxes.

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