Potential Vacant Property Tax

The City of Richmond is analyzing a potential Vacant Property Tax to support City services for blight abatement, code compliance and general revenue enhancement. 

Contact Information


City Manager's Office

potentialVPT@ci.richmond.ca.us

(510) 620-5407

Monday - Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00 PM

Community Engagement


Please Complete Survey! Potential Vacant Property Tax   

The City of Richmond is analyzing a potential Vacant Property Tax to support City services for blight abatement, code compliance, and general revenue enhancement. The City in partnership with SCI Consulting, mailed out surveys in both English and Spanish seeking input from Richmond residents on a prosed Vacant Property Tax to address these challenges. Your input is vital as it will help lead to more equitable and sustainable public decisions. All responses must be received by December 29, 2021.


If you received the survey in the mail, please respond by either:

1.) Mailing back the completed survey in the envelop provided, or

2.) Completing and submitting the survey online 


The survey results are tentatively scheduled to be presented to City Council on January 18, 2022.




Community Workshop #3


The City will be hosting a third virtual public workshop on January 12th at 6:00 PM to receive additional feedback from stakeholders and the community including concerns regarding blight, opinions regarding vacant properties, potential exemptions, and services to be funded. 


Past Community Workshops


The City hosted two public workshops to receive feedback from stakeholders and the community including concerns regarding blight, opinions regarding vacant properties, potential exemptions, and services to be funded.