21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462
Pursuant to Ordinance #18-14, if you own a residential or commercial mortgaged property in Vernon Township which is vacant and abandoned and in foreclosure, you are required to register your property with the municipal clerk’s office and pay the annual fees. The owner must then renew the registration annually as long as the property remains vacant. Failure to register may result in a fine of up to $2,000.00 dollars.
Annual Vacant Property Assessment- $2,000.00
“Vacant and abandoned” residential property means, consistent with Section 1 of P.L. 2012, c.70 (C.2A:50-73), residential real estate, where a notice of violation has been issued pursuant to §130-5 (A) and subsection b. of Section 1 of P.L. 2014, c.35 (C.40:48-2.12s), or property which any condition on its own or combined with other conditions present would lead a reasonable person to believe that the property is or has been vacant for three (3) or more months.
Residential property shall further be deemed vacant and abandoned where a mortgaged property is not occupied by a mortgagor or tenant. Such evidence would include, but is not limited to, evidence of the existence of two or more of the following conditions at the property:
Need more information? Contact the Vernon Township Division of Planning and Zoning at 973.764.4055, ext. 2248.
21 Church Street
Vernon, NJ 07462
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Land Use Board