The drastic rise in the number of foreclosed houses across the City has resulted in homes that are frequently left empty as families are forced to move out. Some of these homes are in violation of multiple aspects of state and local and building and sanitary codes. In an effort to increase owner accountability and because of the difficulty of tracking down the owner or person responsible for the condition of the property, the City of Boston has passed an ordinance addressing these issues. The ordinance requires all property owners of vacant, foreclosed and foreclosing land to be registered with the City. This new registration process will give city agencies the means of contacting those responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of these properties and the tools needed to ensure the property is secured and maintained.
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8:00am - 4:00pm
Building Division Only
8:00am - 7:00pm
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Breathe Easy at Home
Breathe Easy At Home is a web-based referral system, allowing health professionals to refer their patients with asthma for a home inspection, conducted by the Inspectional Services Department.