CITY OF PEORIA: Public Meeting Scheduled To Educate Potential Buyers of Properties Sold at the Peoria County Trustee
City of Peoria issued the following announcement on July 18.
The Peoria County Trustee will hold an auction of properties acquired through the tax process system on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The auction is held at 211 NE Adams at 6:00 PM. While this sale can provide citizens a chance to acquire a home, invest funds for rehab, and return property to tax rolls, sometimes the process can be daunting and the buyers need more information to make a home code compliant and livable.
In an effort to better inform potential buyers and concerned neighborhood residents, First District Councilwoman Denise Moore and the City of Peoria Community Development Department will host an informational community meeting on July 25th at 6:00 p.m. at the Carver Center, 710 W Percy Baker Jr Ave. Topics will include: permits, inspections, occupancy, and which repairs can be done by the purchaser versus a licensed contractor. Please note, it will not cover any questions regarding the auction.
City inspectors have completed a visual assessment of all auction properties and identified existing exterior code violations. Exterior photos and a brief summary of code violations for properties can be found at PeoriaCodeViolations.com. Signs have also been placed on these properties noting the website.
In addition to correcting exterior violations, purchasers will be required to obtain a building permit for interior renovations. The interior work must be completed by licensed contractors. This includes, but is not limited to: electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.
It is not the intent of the Community Development Department to dissuade potential buyers of properties; rather, our goal is to provide vital information on the current condition of the houses available for sale and educate potential buyers on what will need to be completed before occupancy is allowed.
Working together with potential investors, future homeowners, and landlords allows the Community Development Department to reduce blight in neighborhoods, increase property values, and increase public safety. Residents of Peoria are encouraged to report potential code violations or unsafe structures to the Code Enforcement Division by using the Peoria Cares app, website, or by calling 309.494-CARE.
Contact: Ashley Elias Code Enforcement Supervisor
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