The owner of a vacant building, with the exception of a vacant building owned or operated by a governmental entity, shall pay an annual registration fee as established by the City Council. This fee is imposed to defray the administrative costs for registering and processing the vacant building registration form and the costs of the city in monitoring the vacant building site.
   (A)   The first annual registration fee shall be paid no later than 30 days after the building becomes vacant.  Subsequent annual registration fees shall be due on the anniversary date of initial vacancy.
   (B)   The registration fee shall be paid in full prior to the issuance of any building permits, with the exception of a demolition permit.
(Ord. 3-2018, passed 3-28-2018)