Georgia Enacts Vacant Property Ordinance

As previously released on March 14, the Georgia Senate passed Georgia HB 110, mandating a standardized statewide vacant property registration ordinance. The bill sets the definition of a "vacant real property" and outlines specific regulations for owners of foreclosed and vacant properties. On May 1, the Governor signed GA HB 110 into law.

Please note:

  • HB 110 preempts any and all enacted municipal vacant property registration ordinances and will be effective July 1, 2012.  Therefore, Safeguard Properties will be communicating with each of these municipalities and updating the VPR Matrix accordingly.
  • Legislation also references a possible uniform registration form developed by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. This form has not yet been posted. Inquiries have been initiated with the Department. Safeguard Properties will update the VPR Matrix accordingly upon receipt.


To view status history of GA HB 110, please click here.

To view the current version of GA HB 110, please click here.

About Safeguard
Safeguard Properties is the largest privately held field services company in the country. Located in Cleveland, Ohio and founded in 1990 by Robert Klein, Safeguard has grown from a regional preservation company with a few employees  and a handful of contractors performing services in the Midwest, to a national company with nearly 1,000 employees. Safeguard is supported by a nationwide network of subcontractors able to perform any requested superintendence, preservation, and maintenance functions, as well as numerous ancillary services in the U.S., the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.



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