The Troy City Council passed new legislation (Sec. 141-18 Unsafe Buildings) to help the City of Troy more effectively deal with vacant buildings and the problems that vacant buildings present. As a result of this legislation, anyone who owns a vacant building (in the City of Troy) must REGISTER their vacant building.
Vacant Building Fees
The owner of a vacant building shall file a plan explaining how he/she will comply with (Sec 141-21C) (2) and (3) and shall pay an initial registration fee of $250. If the building remains vacant, each January 1st following the initial registration the owner shall pay an annual fee as follows:
[Amended 11-3-16 by Ord. No 80]
(a) The fee for the first year shall be $1,000 and paid pursuant to §141-20B.
(b) The fee for the second year shall be $1,500 and paid pursuant to §141-20B.
(c) The fee for the third year shall be $2,500 and paid pursuant to §141-20B.
(d) The fee for the fourth year shall be $3,500 and paid pursuant to §141-20B.
(e) The fee for the fifth and each succeeding year shall be $5,000 and shall be paid pursuant to §141-20B.
Vacant building fees for buildings of 5,000 square feet or greater shall be doubled.
Vacant Building Waiver
Owners who are renovating, making frequent and documented efforts to sell property may be eligable to apply for a waiver of the annual fees above. The owner must complete the application process by October 1st in order to waive the following year’s registration fee.
City of Troy
c/o Vacant Building Registry
433 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
Make checks payable to: City of Troy.
If you have any questions regarding the Vacant Building Registry, please feel free to contact the Code Enforcement office at (518) 279-7180.