Vacant & Abandoned Properties

The Division of Vacant and Abandoned Properties is responsible for establishing minimum standards of accountability for property owners and/or responsible parties of vacant and abandoned structures in order to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the residents of the City of East Orange.

East Orange Code - Vacant & Abandoned Properties

Effective November 13, 2014, owners of any vacant property shall within sixty (60) days after the building becomes vacant property or within thirty (30) days after assuming ownership of the vacant property, whichever is later, file a registration statement for each such vacant property.

The registration shall remain valid for one year from the date of registration. The owner shall be required to renew the registration annually as long as the building remains a vacant property and shall pay a registration or renewal fee in the amount as prescribed in the City Code Chapter 159-239.

Anticipated Registration & Renewal Fees

Initial Registration Fee (Per Property)
1st Renewal of Registration (Per Property)
2nd Renewal of Registration (Per Property)
Subsequent Renewals beyond the 2nd (Per Property)

Submitting Applications

All applications must be submitted in person to the Department of Property Maintenance located at:
East Orange City Hall
44 City Hall Plaza, 3rd floor
East Orange, NJ 07018

Paying Application Fees

Any associated fees must be made payable to the City of East Orange by:
  • Certified check
  • Money order
No cash is accepted for the payment of associated fees.