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Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 02/23/2011

Pr. Geo's: Fees for abandoned properties?

By Washington Post editors

Owners of abandoned, foreclosed homes in Prince George's County will have to pay a yearly fee to clean up neglected property if the county council gets its way, the Washington Examiner reports.

A bill in the Maryland General Assembly would give the council authority to require owners of abandoned, foreclosed residential property to pay a $75 registration fee each year. The fees would be placed in a fund to maintain neglected homes that officials say have contributed to a decrease in property values in the county.

Read more about the proposal in the Washington Examiner:

By Washington Post editors  | February 23, 2011; 10:49 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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