Proposed New Hampshire Bill will Allow Municipalities to Establish a Vacant Building Registration
January 12, 2022
New Hampshire Senate Bill 334 will enable municipalities within the state to establish a vacant property registry. When a property is determined to be vacant or abandoned by way of meeting specific criteria, the responsible party would be required to file a certificate of registration with the responsible entity within the governing body of the municipality in which the property is located. If the property is vacant at the time of the bill adoption, the responsible party would have 30 days to file the certificate. If the property becomes vacant after the bill is enacted, responsible parties must file the certificate within 90 days. If a responsible party takes ownership of a property that is already vacant or abandoned, the certificate of registration must be filed within 30 days. This would be enforced in towns and cities across New Hampshire that choose to adopt the bill. The bill is set to take effect on January 1, 2023.
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