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What are the procedures for getting a building registered as a vacant building - what happens to vacant buildings?
First, make sure the City is aware that the building is vacant. Call the Information and Complaint line (651-266-8989) to report a vacant building and an inspector will come out to check. A list of vacant buildings in Saint Paul is available online. Follow the link at the bottom of this response for more info.

City ordinance requires vacant buildings be registered with the City. After you call, the inspector who responds will determine whether this building should be registered as a vacant building or not.

The City monitors vacant buildings to see if they are secured, if they are being rehabilitated, or to determined whether they should be torn down. If a building is not secured, the inspector can order the owner to secure it and, if necessary, the City can board-up and secure the building.

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