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(a) The owner of any vacant structure shall file a "Vacant Property Registration Form" for each such structure with the Director or his or her designee on the form provided for such purpose. Any such registration statement shall be deemed prima facie proof of the statements therein contained in any administrative enforcement proceeding or court proceeding instituted by the City against the owner or owners of the structure.
(b) The owner of any vacant structure who fails to file a registration statement for each such structure within the timeframes established by this chapter or who fails to update a change in registration information within the timeframes established by this chapter shall be subject to a $25 per day administrative penalty with a maximum penalty of $750.
(c) Registration fees, penalties, and fines associated with and collected on behalf of the Vacant Property Registration Program shall be deposited in a specific Finance Department account in the annual budget of the City of Springfield and shall only be expended for the specific purposes set forth in this chapter.
(d) If a property is scheduled or placed on the voluntary demolition list, the City may waive in writing the registration fee for that specific property.