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On May 16, 2013 the Auburn City Council Passed Ordinance #5 of 2013 adding Chapter 183 of the City Code entitled "Vacant Building Registry”.

All vacant buildings within the city must be registered with the Fire Department no later than 30 days of becoming vacant or after being notified by a Code Enforcement Officer. The registration form included must be completed and returned along with the Initial Registration fee of $50.00 and the first year fee of $250.00.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Fire Inspector at (315)-252-3206.


VACANT BUILDING:   A building, a portion of a building, or a structure which is any one of the following:
a.      Unoccupied and unsecured;
b.      Unoccupied and secured by other than normal means;
c.      Unoccupied and an unsafe building as determined by an Enforcement Officer;
d.      Unoccupied and an Enforcement Officer has issued an order to correct violations;
e.      Illegally occupied; or

UNNOCCUPIED BUILDING:  A building or portion thereof which lacks habitual presence of human beings who have a legal right to be on the premises, including buildings ordered vacated by an Enforcement Officer.  In determining whether a building is unoccupied, the Enforcement Officer may consider these factors, among others:  (i) whether lawful residential or business activity has ceased; (ii) the percentage of the overall square footage of the occupied to unoccupied space or the overall number of occupied and unoccupied units; (iii) the building is substantially devoid of contents or the minimal value of fixtures or personal property in the building; (iv) the building lacks utility service; (v) the building is subject to a foreclosure action; (vi) duration of vacancy; and/or (vii) the presence or reoccurrence of code violations.

UNNSECURED:  A building or portion of a building which is open to entry by unauthorized persons without the use of tools or ladders.

SECURED BY OTHER THAN NORMAL MEANS:  A building secured by means other than those used in the design and approved plans for the building.

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