The Mayor and Village Officials recently passed the new “Vacant Property Ordinance”. This ordinance requires each property owner to register their property once it becomes vacant and fill out vacant property ordinance registration forms. The fee is $0.00 for the first registration and $300 every year that it remains vacant. Property owners have 14 days after the date property becomes vacant to file the proper forms. Any nuisance violations will cause the inspection fee of $500 in addition to the $500 registration fee. Unpaid registration can result in occupancy permits being withheld, water and sewer services being discontinued, liens, and other collection efforts. All current vacant property owners are required to file registration by March 30, 2018.