VACANT PROPERTIES


Per Northwood Codified Ordinance 1446.03, Vacant Property/Building Registration and Maintenance, "The owner shall register with the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Department not later than ninety days after any building located in an area zoned for, or abutting an area zoned for, residential, commercial or industrial use in the City becomes a vacant building or not later than thirty days of being notified by the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Department of the requirement to register based on evidence of vacancy, whichever first occurs."

Please complete this form for each vacant property address. Temporary exemptions for disaster-affected properties, structures actively under construction, properties listed with a licensed realtor in the State of Ohio, or other exigent circumstances may be approved upon written request. Completed forms can be emailed to zoning@ci.northwood.oh.us.

Vacant Property Registration Form  

An exemption can only be granted upon receiving a completed exemption form. Requests for an exemption must be received within 15 calendar days of receiving notification to register. Below please identify, for each property, the exemptions that you are requesting. You are required to provide documentation to support your request for an exemption (e.g. a copy of lease if it is not vacant, listing agreement with a State of Ohio licensed real estate broker/firm if it is on the market for sale).

Vacant Property - Request for an Exemption Form

Vacant Property Fees:

Residential:                                             
1st year -  $200
2nd year - $400
3rd year - $800
4th year - $1,600
5th or more years - $3,200

Commercial: 
1st year - $400
2nd year - $800
3rd year - $1,600
4th year - $3,200
5th or more years - $6,400