The purpose of this section is to establish an abandoned residential property registration program and to regulate the maintenance of abandoned residential properties by parties asserting a collateral or other legal or equitable interest in the property. This section is intended to reduce and prevent neighborhood blight, to ameliorate conditions that threaten the health, safety and welfare of the public, to promote neighborhood stability and residential owner occupancy by preserving the condition and appearance of residential properties, and to maintain residential property values and assessments. Nothing in this section shall be construed as waiving, relieving or otherwise excusing an owner of residential property from compliance with all applicable building codes and ordinances and the owner or owners shall at all times remain responsible and liable therefor.
(Ord. 3756, passed 7-13-2009)