The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Vacant building rules streamlined

With the recently approved amendments to the Village’s Vacant Building Ordinance, buildings now need remain unoccupied for only six months before they may be classified as vacant. The new, shorter timeline will allow Village staff to act more efficiently to prevent negative impacts on neighboring properties and help prepare these buildings for occupancy. A vacancy determination requires the title holder to register the property, show proof of liability insurance and submit to a thorough interior inspection. Re-inspections continue until all code violations are addressed. Title holders may also appeal the determination to the Village Manager. For more information call 708.358.5410 or email