The city of Lynwood is making a strong effort to make sure vacant buildings in the city are properly maintained.
Lynwood’s new Abandoned Real Property Registration Program empowers to city to track, monitor and manage nuisance vacant properties in the city.
“This program allows us to identify owners of all vacant, foreclosed and abandoned building and make sure they are properly maintaining the properties,” said Michelle Ramirez, Lynwood Director of Community Development. “We also are able to recapture some of the city’s costs related to property that are not being maintained or have a history of improper maintenance.”
Owners of each property must register and pay an annual fee of $470.
About five residential properties per month are registering through the program—the city estimates there may be as many as 25 residential properties that are vacant and need to be registered.
Commercial buildings should also be registering and the city is looking into that sector.
The Lynwood Building & Safety Division is responsible for reviewing construction plan to ensure the CA Building Code and applicable laws and ordinances are adhered to in the construction, alterations, moving, demolition, repair and use of any building or structure within the City, excluding work in the right-of-way.
For more on the Abandoned Real Property Registration program or to register a vacant property, please contact the Building Division at (310) 603-0220, Ext. 289.