Foreclosures and Vacant Properties

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Due to the significant rise of vacant and foreclosed dwellings units, the Clarksville Town Council adopted ordinance 2010-G-03 in order to manage these properties. In 2020, ordinance 2020-G-13 was passed amending 2020-G-03. If you would like to download a copy of our most recent ordinance, please click this link: Ordinance # 2020-G-13.

All property owners must register vacant and/or foreclosing residential properties with the Building Commission within 15 days of becoming vacant on the portal. Each property registration is valid for six (6) months. Registration fees are $250.00. Once the property is no longer vacant or is sold, the owner shall provide proof of sale or written notice and proof of occupancy to the Building Commissioner and the property will be delisted.

Vacant and foreclosed property registration shall be completed on the Town Portal. Instruction for registration is listed below.

Registering a Vacant or Foreclosed Property

Please note that the way you register your vacant or foreclosed home is to create a business account and then a license for that business.

Steps to complete your registration:

Step 1 – Click the button below to visit our Permit Portal.
Step 2 – Once on the Permit Portal, click on the “Business Portal”.
Step 3 – Create an online account with the Town.
Step 4 – Create a new business account.
Step 5 – Fill in all information pertaining to your business, then finish creating business account.
Step 6 – When on the business portal under “My Businesses”, click on the business to which you wish to register a vacant/foreclosed property under.
Step 7 – Under your business name click on “Add a New License.”
Step 8 – You are now under the “Business License Application.”  From here please select the business you want to use.
Step 10 – Click on the “Vacant Foreclosed Registration”
Step 11 – Fill in the address of the property that is vacant or foreclosed.
Step 12 – Review the information and save application.  A confirmation message will appear stating your license application has been created.
Step 13 – Click on “Go to My New License.” From here you will need to fill out the license details with information about your property.
Step 14 – Click “Save” when finished, then review the registration and click “Submit Final Information.”