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It is a rule or law enacted by a municipal authority, in this case the City of Nampa Building Department
Vacant buildings that are not maintained contribute to the detriment of neighborhoods, property values, and aesthetics of our city. This ordinance will promote safe living and working environments for city neighborhoods and commercial corridors by providing a high level of service to residents, businesses, and visitors in the City of Nampa.
The Vacant Building Registration program went into effect on February 5, 2024. You can find more information by clicking HERE.
All residential and commercial buildings are required to be registered if more than 50% of the building is vacant for more than 30 days.
You have two options when applying for the Vacant Building Registration:
Please make sure to fill out the physical application prior to commencing your application journey.
Residential Vacant Building Application
Commercial Vacant Building Application
The owner(s) of a vacant building shall pay an annual fee per the following fee schedule:
Single-family residences .....$504.00
Commercial, multi-family and downtown historic commercial:
Building or tenant spaces up to 10,000 square feet .....$720.00
Building or tenant spaces over 10,000 square feet .....$1008.00
Yes, be sure you have the occupiable square footage of the entire residence or building as well as the individual square footage of each vacant area by address, unit, or suite.
Failure to register a vacant building within 14 days from the date of the issuance of written notice by the city to the vacant building owner(s) of the vacant building is a violation of this chapter and punishable under section 4-12-10. Each day that such violation shall continue shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense.
Any owner(s) who shall violate any provision of this chapter for the first time shall be subject to an infraction penalty of $300.00. Any owner(s) who pleads guilty or is found guilty of a violation of the provisions of this chapter for a second time within one year shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $1,000.00 and by imprisonment up to 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The imposition of any penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense.
Click HERE to read the full Vacant Building Ordinance.