Register a Vacant Property

Need to register a vacant property? Update your registration or owner/manager contact information? You’re in the right place.

There are two paths for registering your Vacant Property depending on if your property is Privately Owned or Mortgaged/Lien Held in Default.

A Privately Owned property is . . .

  • A building or structure you own with no lien or mortgage, OR;
  • Has a lien/mortgage but not undergoing a foreclosure.

A Mortgaged/Lien Held in Default property is . . .

  • A property subject to an ongoing foreclosure action, OR;
  • Has been the subject of a foreclosure action and a judgement has been entered, OR;
  • Has been the subject of a foreclosure sale where the title was transferred to the beneficiary of a mortgage involved in the foreclosure and any properties transferred under a deed in lieu of foreclosure/sale.

Online Form

Step 1.Create an account with Citizen Access

Haven’t used Citizen Access before? Make sure to review how to create an account(PDF, 260KB) before starting.

Step 2.Make sure you have the time and all the required information

This form will take about 15 minutes to complete. You'll be able to save your entry and resume later if you need more time.

You'll need to provide the following information:

  • Address of property
  • Owner name and contact information
  • Manager name and contact information (if applicable)
  • Plan for future use (rent, sell, keep)
  • Estimated date for listing on MLS, obtaining rental license, or renovation completion
  • Description of required work (i.e. renovation, not applicable)
  • Credit/Debit Card or Bank Account information to pay registration fee

The fee for registering a vacant property is $200 annually plus any applicable processing fees.

If you have never used the PayIt portal, you will need to create an account.

Step 3.Register Online

Registering for the Neighborhood Resource Center’s Citizen Access is free! Use one of the guides below to help you register:

Register Online in English

Step 4.Update your information every year

Once your property is registered, a notice will be sent to you each year to renew your registration and update any necessary information as long as the structure(s) still qualifies.

Phone

Call our office at (913) 573-5877 if you need help applying. Our phone hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. We’re happy to help you fill out your application!

In Person

Step 1.Make sure you have all the required information

You'll need to provide the following information:

  • Address of property
  • Owner name and contact information
  • Manager name and contact information (if applicable)
  • Credit/Debit Card or Bank Account information to pay registration fee
  • Government issued, current, photo ID

Step 2.Visit our Office

Come to our office to register. We’re located at 4953 State Avenue Kansas City, KS 66102.

Our lobby hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Please note our lobby closes at 4:00 PM every day we are open.

Step 3.Update your information every year

Once your property is registered, we'll send you a reminder to update your property registration each year.

Mortgaged/Lien Held

Register with our partner ProChamps.com
*The link will take you to the ProChamps site where you will follow the prompts to complete your application.

Why do I need to register my vacant property?

We want to ensure that the owners of vacant properties are known to the city and other interested parties and can be reached if necessary. We also want to make sure that owners of vacant properties are aware of the obligations of ownership under relevant codes and regulations and that they meet minimum standards of maintenance for those properties.