October 22, 2014
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - The City of Henderson is taking steps to fight blight by keeping track of which homes are in foreclosure.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Abandoned Residential Real Property Registry will be launched in the next three months and will include contact information for the owner or property manager.
Henderson Neighborhood Services Manager Barbara Geach says code enforcement officers who spot signs of neglect often waste their time trying to find who's responsible for empty properties.
The registry is an effort to work with the homeowner before the property falls into disrepair. People responsible for the home will be required to register it when it becomes vacant for a fee of $200.
Las Vegas launched a similar registry in 2011, and North Las Vegas followed in 2012.