MUNICIPAL CODE REGULATIONSChapter Description1.12 Administrative Penalty5.05 Business Tax6.04 Animal Control8.12 Hazardous Materials8.24 Property Blight10.04 Abandoned Vehicles12.04 Sidewalk Maintenance12.36 Protected Trees13.08 Building Sewers15.04 Building Construction15.08 Building Maintenance15.12 Fire Code15.64 Bedroom Window BarsONLINE – REGISTRATION PROGRAMhttp://www.oaklandnet.com/foreclosureBusiness HoursMon – Tues – Thurs – Fri 8:00 am – 4:00 pmWed 9:30 am – 4:00 pmEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgCity of OaklandDepartment of Planning, BuildingandNeighborhood PreservationFORECLOSED & DEFAULTEDRESIDENTIAL REGISTRATIONPROGRAMCONTACTSDEPARTMENT TELEPHONEZoning 510/238-3911Business Tax 510/238-3704Fire Prevention 510/238-3851Code Enforcement 510/238-3381Vehicle Abatement 510/777-8538County HazardousWaste Disposal 800/606-6606APPLY AT:http://www.oaklandnet.com/foreclosureCITY OF OAKLANDDEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, BUILDING ANDNEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATIONONLINE – REGISTRATION PROGRAMBusiness HoursMon – Tues – Thurs – Fri 8:00 am – 4:00 pmWed 9:30 am – 4:00 pmOakland Municipal CodeChapter 8.54Building ServicesPermit Center – 2 nd FloorDalziel Administration Building250 Frank H. Ogawa PlazaOakland, CA 94612http://www.oaklandnet.com/foreclosureAugust 2012
Program Purpose and Intent(OMC Section 8.54.020)The purpose of this program isto promote the health, safety, and generalwelfare of the residents, workers, visitors,property owners, and business owners of the Cityof Oakland and the economic stability andviability and livability of neighborhoods in theCity by requiring the registration and monitoringof foreclosed and defaulted residentialproperties.This program protects and preservesthe livability, appearance, and social fabric ofthe City and also protects the public from healthand safety hazards and the impairment ofproperty values resulting from the neglect anddeterioration of real property and improvements.The intent of this program is toestablish a mechanism to protect neighborhoodsfrom becoming blighted through the lack ofmaintenance and security of occupied and vacantforeclosed and vacant defaulted residentialproperties; to establish a foreclosed (REO) anddefaulted (NOD) residential property registrationand abatement program; and to set forthguidelines for the maintenance of occupied andvacant and/or distressed residential properties.In addition, this program provides for theregistration and inspection of occupied defaulted(NOD) residential properties to aid on foreclosureprevention efforts and because such propertieshave an increased potential to become vacant orblighted.Program Scope(OMC Section 8.54.030)1. Vacant residential properties that are indefault (recorded Notice of Default);2. Lawfully occupied residential properties thatare in default (Notice of Default recorded);3. Vacant and occupied residential propertiesthat have been foreclosed (REO).FROM TRESPASSERSRegistrationInspectionMaintenancePlanLocal PropertyMgt.CertifiedProperty Mgt.Property Mgt.PostingSummary of Main RequirementsNODOCCUPIEDw/o feeExteriorInspectionMonthlyNODVACANT/ABANDONEDREOOCCUPIEDResponsible Parties(OMC Section 8.54.100)REOVACANTMonthly Monthly Weekly* Property owner or* Beneficiary (lender or other person or entityholding, owning participating in, or otherwisehaving interest in the proceeds for a loanrepresented by a note secured by a deed of trust)* Trustee (person, firm, entity, or corporationholding a deed of trust secured by the property)Note: A pre-foreclosure owner is not deemed aresponsible party for purposes of this ordinance.PROGRAM REGISTRATIONAPPLYONLINE REGISTRATION AT:http://www.oaklandnet.com/foreclosureInformation required when registering:A. Property address including parcel numberB. Property Management Company- Contact information (must be prominentlydisplayed in front window of property)- 24 hour-emergency contact phone number- Certification type (www.oaklandnet.com)- Oakland Business License #- Bank Lender and contact information- Alameda County Recorder’s Office Document;(number and recordation date)- Type (Notice of Default or Real Estate Owned)- Initial inspection results (to be conductedwithin 30 days of recorded NOD or REO)Property status, i.e. vacant or lawfullyoccupied:- If lawfully occupied (tenant or owner)- Property status (see Inspection Findings)Located on webpageProperty Management Plan• Who will be conducting regular inspections?• When will those inspections occur (e.g.: formonthly inspections—“every first Tuesday”OR for weekly inspections “weekly onFridays”)?• Update all aspects of Property Status (see“Inspection Findings” on the last page)• Who will be maintaining the property?What will be the frequency of themaintenance?Inspection, Maintenance, and SecurityRequirements(OMC 8.54, Article IV)Property StatusFrequency ofInspectionsLocal PropertyManagementCo.NOD, Vacant Monthly YesNOD, Occupied Monthly YesREO, Vacant Weekly YesREO, Occupied Monthly Yes**must be certified property management companyFeesAn annual registration fee of $568 is required,with the exception for NOD occupied properties,which are required to be registered but without aregistration fee. However, when the NODoccupied property changes status to NODvacant/abandoned, then a registration fee isrequired. Changes in property status will requireupdates to the City’s registration program, butwithout triggering a new fee so long as the annualregistration fee has already been paid for thatproperty.Penalties and FinesFailure to register defaulted or foreclosedproperties timely may result in a citation penaltyup to $5,000 per property. Failure to inspect andmaintain NOD vacant and abandoned and REOoccupied or vacant properties may result in apenalty of $1,000 per day. An appeal hearing bya neutral hearing examiner is available to contestnotices of violations and assessment of fees,citations, and/or penalties assessed.