Vacant Property Registration

Last modified on September 3rd, 2020 at 09:10 am

In order to protect public safety and support code enforcement efforts, vacant properties in Elkins must be registered with the Code Enforcement Officer.

  • To download a Vacant Building Registration Form, please click here.
  • To download Ordinance 213, the legislation governing the program, please click here.

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.

  • 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)

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. To download a copy, please click here.

Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector
Phil Isner
Phone: (304) 636-1414, Ext. 1431
Fax: (304) 635-7132
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241

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