Buildings which remain vacant or unoccupied for an appreciable period of time become an attractive nuisance to children, a harborage for rodents, an invitations to derelicts, vagrants, and criminals as a temporary abode, an increased fire hazard and the unkept grounds surrounding such property invite the dumping of garbage and rubbish thereon.
The use and maintenance of property in such condition and manner endangers the public health and safety and constitutes an unreasonable use and condition to the annoyance, discomfort and repose of considerable number of the public, is detrimental to the public good and common welfare, and renders a considerable number of the public insecure in the use and enjoyment of their property, and thus constitutes a nuisance condition.
If a building looks vacant or is not occupied by human inhabitants, please contact the Planning and Zoning Department as soon as possible. We are here to help create lasting value in Colerain Township by guiding smart and attractive development to our commercial centers and by working to protect and enhance the quality of our neighborhoods.
To register for either our Vacant Foreclosed Property Registration or Vacant Building Maintenance License, please click on their associated pages or Vacant Program Pamphlet for more information or click on the links for the appropriate forms.
Vacant Foreclosed Property Registration
View informational bulletin regarding Colerain Township Planning and Zoning Department’s Residential Foreclosed Property Registration effective June 11, 2013.Link to page
Vacant Building Maintenance License
The owner or person in control of a building or structure kept vacant on or after July 11, 2013 within Colerain Township, by the owner or person in control or ordered in whole or in part vacated or kept vacant by the Hamilton County General Health District or the Hamilton County Building Department shall apply for a Vacant Building Maintenance License and must register the vacant property.Link to page