Potential Vacant Property Tax

The City of Richmond is analyzing a potential Vacant Property Tax to support City services for blight abatement, code compliance and general revenue enhancement.

Contact Information

City Manager's Office


(510) 620-5407

Monday - Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00 PM

Community Engagement 

Past Community Workshops

The City hosted two public workshops to receive feedback from stakeholders and the community including concerns regarding blight, opinions regarding vacant properties, potential exemptions, and services to be funded. 

City Council Documents

City staff members are tentatively scheduled to present the survey results and receive direction from City Council on the potential draft ordinance development at the February 22nd City Council Meeting. 

November 16, 2021, City Council Meeting- Item I-11

June 22, 2021 City Council Meeting