Vacant & Abandoned Properties

The Division of Vacant and Abandoned Properties is responsible for establishing minimum standards of accountability for property owners and/or responsible parties of vacant and abandoned structures in order to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the City of East Orange.

East Orange Code - Vacant & Abandoned Properties


Effective November 13, 2014, owners of any vacant property shall within sixty (60) days after the building becomes vacant property or within thirty (30) days after assuming ownership of the vacant property, whichever is later, file a registration statement for each such vacant property.

The registration shall remain valid for one year from the date of registration. The owner shall be required to renew the registration annually as long as the building remains a vacant property and shall pay a registration or renewal fee in the amount as prescribed in the City Code Chapter 159-239.

Anticipated Registration & Renewal Fees

Registration/Renewal
Fee
Initial Registration Fee (Per Property)
$500
1st Renewal of Registration (Per Property)
$1,500
2nd Renewal of Registration (Per Property)
$3,000
Subsequent Renewals beyond the 2nd (Per Property)
$5,000

Submitting Applications


All applications must be submitted in person to the Department of Property Maintenance located at:
East Orange City Hall
44 City Hall Plaza, 3rd floor
East Orange, NJ 07018

Paying Application Fees


Any associated fees must be made payable to the City of East Orange by:
  • Certified check
  • Money order
Notice
No cash is accepted for the payment of associated fees.