Foreclosure/Vacant Property Registry

DeKalb County Vacant & Foreclosure Registry

The DeKalb County Foreclosure Registry and the Vacant Property Registry were established as a means to protect neighborhoods from becoming blighted through the lack of adequate maintenance and security of properties that are vacant.

Improperly maintained and unsecure vacant properties can become a hazard to the health and safety of anyone who may come on or near the property and can adversely affect the aesthetic and economic attributes of communities.  Difficulties often arise in locating the person responsible for maintenance of foreclosed properties. DeKalb County finds that there is a substantial need directly related to the public health, safety and welfare to comprehensively address these concerns through the adoption of the Foreclosure Registry Ordinance as well as the Vacant Property Registry Ordinance.

Foreclosure Sign

Owners of foreclosed properties are required to:

  • Register the property with DeKalb County within 120 days of foreclosure
  • Designate a local property agent
  • Report any changes in contact information
  • Pay a fee of $100
  • Failure to comply with the Ordinance will result in fines of up to $1,000 per violation

Owners of vacant properties are required to:Home

  • Register the property with DeKalb County within 90 days of vacancy
  • Designate a local property agent
  • Report any changes in contact information
  • Pay a fee of $100
  • Failure to comply with the Ordinance will result in fines of up to $1,000 per violation

 

 

Owners of properties that are both vacant and foreclosed are required to register the property with both the vacant and foreclosure registry.

               

 

To register a foreclosed or vacant property click here