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Unoccupied Residence Registry Fee Begins July 1

Beginning July 1, 2021, the Unoccupied Residence Registration will require an annual fee of $1,492. The fee will allow the City to continue efforts to ensure unoccupied properties remain secured, well maintained, and do not become a nuisance to the community.

An unoccupied residence is a single-family home that has not been occupied for at least 30 days. Houses that are actively under construction, in escrow to be sold or transferred, or being actively marketed by an identified listing agent are not considered unoccupied.

Registration of unoccupied residences is required and includes providing up-to-date contact information for the property owner, contact information for two authorized persons, with at least one being available on a 24-hour basis, as well as the annual fee. In lieu of providing two authorized contacts, property owners may designate a property management company as their contact. The property management company should be located within 20 miles of the unoccupied residence and be available on a 24-hour basis.

Property owners of unoccupied residences, including those that are already listed on the registry, can begin paying the annual registration fee July 1, 2021, and may register at Arcadia City Hall, or online at ArcadiaCA.gov/UnoccupiedReg.

For more information, please contact the Code Services Division at 574-5432, or email DSDCodeServices@ArcadiaCA.gov.
Published: July 27, 2021