Foreclosure Registry

On August 6, 2012, the City Council approved the creation of a foreclosed and vacant property registry ordinance. This ordinance takes effect November 1, 2012. The ordinance is designed to maintain current information on who owns vacant or foreclosed properties and therefore who is responsible for their maintenance and upkeep.

Who is affected by this ordinance?

Any owner or agent of foreclosed real property or vacant real property, including foreclosed real property and vacant real property which is also residential rental property, are required to register such property with the Chief of Police within (30) days of such property becoming foreclosed or vacant real property by following the provisions of this ordinance unless otherwise exempted by this ordinance or state law.

This ordinance applies to all properties within the city limits of Douglasville.

To register a property, download the “Foreclosed or Vacant Property Registration Form”. Fill out the form and print it out and mail, or bring the form to the Police Department along with the fee.

Douglasville Police Department
Records Division
2083 Fairburn Rd
Douglasville, GA 30134

Any owners or agent required to register any vacant or foreclosed real property pursuant to this Article or Georgia law shall also be required to update the information within 30 days after any change in such required information regardless of whether the information provided on the registry was in the deed under power of sale or deed in lieu of foreclosure.

The registration fee is $65.00 and is non-refundable.

A failure to register foreclosed real property and vacant real property could result in a fine up to $1,000.00 per occurrence.

Registry information is subject to the Open Records Act of the State of Georgia. To obtain any information covered by this act, you must come to the Police Department and pick up an information request form and submit it to the Records Division.

For further information contact Dave McConnell at 678-293-1777.

View the ordinance.
Download the form.