Abandoned Property Registration
The City of Lemoore has adopted an ordinance requiring registration and maintenance of abandoned residential properties. This ordinance requires the Lender and trustees to perform monthly inspections of homes whose owners are in default and to register any abandoned properties with the City's Housing Specialist. The properties will be required to abide by the maintenance and security requirements as set out in the ordinance. These include maintaining the property and landscape appearance in such a manner that is consistent with the surrounding neighborhood, maintaining pools and spas in a manner that does not constitute a health danger to the surrounding vicinity, and securing all doors, windows, gates, etc. so that they are not accessible to unauthorized persons. Violators will be subject to civil penalties as currently outlined in the Municipal Code.
In addition, Section 2929.3 of the California Civil Code recently became effective, which allows cities to levy a daily fine of $1,000 if the owner of a home acquired through foreclosure fails to maintain the property.
The City will strictly enforce both the Municipal and Civil Codes and ask for your cooperation in this matter. Copies of Ordinance 2008-07, Civil Code 2929.3 and the Abandoned Property Registration Form are available below.
1. Ordinance 2008-2007 -
2. California Civil Code 2929.3 -
3. Abandoned Property Registration Form -
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Questions or comments should be directed to (559) 924-6701.
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City of Lemoore
119 Fox Street
Lemoore, California 93245