Vacant Property Registration
In order to protect public safety and support code enforcement efforts, vacant properties in Elkins must be registered with the Code Enforcement Officer.
Please download the following forms:
Vacant Building Registration Form
Owners of vacant properties are charged annual fees as follows. Please note that the fee is based on number of years vacant, regardless of changes in ownership. However, number of years vacant is counted from the date of registration.
In addition, the City, in an effort to secure and preserve the public’s safety as it relates to vacant or open buildings, adopted Ordinance 227.
- Less than 1 year: $0
- 1 year: $200
- 2 years: $400
- 3 years: $600
- 4 years: $800
- 5 years: $1,600
- More than five years: $1,600 + $300 for each year more than five years (e.g., a property vacant for seven years would incur a charge of $2,200, or $1,600 + $300 + $300)
For More Information
Zoning Officer/Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector
401 Davis Avenue
Elkins, WV 26241
304.636.1414, ext. 1431 (office)