Property Maintenance The City of Oak Forest established property maintenance requirements through City ordinances and the adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code, 2003 edition with local amendments. The IPMC established minimum standards for the maintenance of a property in the City. Failure to meet these standards will result in a Violation Notice being issued. The notice will cite the violation and set a date for correction and re-inspection. Non-compliance may result in penalty and fines.
Vacant Property Registration The City of Oak Forest has established a program for identification, registration, and regulation of buildings which have become vacant. The owner or party having a legal or equitable interest in the property is responsible for registering the property. The registration fee is $200. Additional inspection, insurance, plan of action, security, and signage requirements may be imposed if deemed necessary.