Vacant & Abandoned Property

The City of South El Monte Abandoned Properties Ordinance requires all vacant and foreclosed properties to be registered with the city. Once registered, the City is aware of a property’s vacancy and can monitor the property to prevent it from becoming a nuisance or burden (S.E.M.C. 8.30).

Detriment of Vacant Properties

Vacant properties can create negative impacts on local neighborhoods. These impacts include increased criminal activity due to a lack of security, as well as decreased aesthetics due to lack of maintenance. These negative impacts lead to decreased property values for surrounding homes. Through the Abandoned Properties Ordinance, the City helps local neighborhoods maintain their property values and attractive image by monitoring vacant properties and reducing those mentioned negative impacts.


Please contact Elias Cortez for registration at 909-800-8918.