Mayor Scott Galvin has proposed an ordinance that would attempt to keep residential properties from becoming nuisances, reported the Boston Globe.
The ordinance would require landlords of all vacant properties, as well as those in foreclosure, to register with the city's Building Inspector annually. Also included in the ordinance would be homes occupied by someone other than the owner.
The annual registration would require a $50 fee, reported the Globe.
A number of properties have been reported nuisances in the last two years, including , the and
Mayor Galvin reportedly told the Globe that the registration process would help the city maintain a database on possible nuisance properties, making it easier to keep track of the problem properties.