The owner of a vacant property is required to:

  • Register the vacant property with the City
  • Execute an authorization appointing the Hopkins Police Department as an agent of the owner for the purpose of preventing trespass
  • Keep the property secured and safe
  • Properly maintain the buildings and grounds in compliance with all state and local laws, ordinances, and codes
  • Install an excess flow valve on the gas meter outlet within 60 days of acquisition, in order to decrease the risk of fire, explosion, or dangerous conditions