Register a Vacant / Foreclosing Property

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR VACANT AND FORECLOSING PROPERTY REGISTRY: Our new registration system is up and running, please use Hera Registry to register your properties. No late or penalty fees will be applied.

The purpose of the Vacant and Foreclosing Property Registry (VFPR) is to provide the City of Rockford an additional tool as we continue to fight against the spread of blight in our neighborhoods and commercial corridors. The VFPR will ensure the City has up to date contact information to communicate with those parties responsible for the maintenance and up keep of properties.

View the Hera Registry to register your properties. 

View the City Council Approved VFPR Ordinance (PDF).

If you have a property that qualifies to be removed from the VFPR, please fill out the form below in accordance with Section 17-66 of the VFPR. The form must provide the name and contact information of someone that can provide access to the interior of the property for an inspection. An inspection fee will apply. The code official, upon receipt of the request, will inspect the property to determine if registration remains necessary for the property.

View the Remove Property from VFPR Form (PDF).

View the VFPR Ordinance website.