Vacant Property Registration

foreclosureA property that becomes vacant due to a foreclosure must be registered with the City of Forest Park within 10 days of vacancy. 
Please complete a Vacant, Foreclosed Property Registration form and return it to the Department of Community Development.  The completed form may be emailed to, or filed in person at 1201 W Kemper Rd. Forest Park, OH 45240.  If you have any questions, please call the Department of Community Development at (513)-595-5215.

A property registered as vacant must still be held to property maintenance standards:
  • No signs are to be placed on the building exterior or windows.
  • Grass must be cut before reaching 7 inches in height, and all noxious weeds must be removed.
  • The property must remain clean and free of litter.
  • The premises (buildings, gates, etc.) must remain locked.
  • Windows and doors visible from the street may not be boarded.
  • The building must be free of insecure overhanging objects.  Any replacements must match with the property.
  • Handbills, circulars, and advertisements must be removed in a timely manner.
  • Standing water such as swimming pools and unnatural ponds must be eliminated.