Vacant Property Review Commission

The Vacant Property Review Commission reviews blighted and deteriorated properties that have the potential to adversely affect residential areas in Louisville Metro.

The Commission was created by the Metro Council to address neighborhood revitalization, and to exercise certain powers, functions and duties established under state law.

Commissioners regularly review citizens’ appeals of the Abandoned Urban Property Tax, which significantly increases certain property taxes on unoccupied, neglected and/or tax delinquent properties. The Commission also is responsible for certifying properties as blighted or deteriorated and subsequently recommending Spot Basis Condemnation action, by and through the Louisville Metro Council.

The Vacant Property Review Commission is comprised of commissioners appointed by the Mayor to serve overlapping two-year terms.