On December 6, 2011, the City of Temple City established (Ordinance 11-949) a registration program for abandoned and vacant properties. The purpose of this program is four-fold:
To prevent residential neighborhoods and commercial areas from becoming blighted;
To ensure adequate maintenance and/or security of commercial and residential properties;
To protect citizens from health and safety hazards; and
To promote the economic stability of the City by maintaining property values.
The City’s Municipal Code specifically requires properties that are legally vacant or in the process of foreclosure to be registered annually. Vacant properties must be registered by the property owner or trustee within 10 days of the property being determined vacant. Banks and mortgage companies must also register properties, vacant or occupied, if they have begun foreclosure proceedings.
To be in compliance, registering individuals or organizations must: