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Vacant Properties

As part of making the City of El Monte one of the most livable cities, the Vacant Building Security and Maintenance Ordinance was instituted to encourage that vacant buildings are maintained until they are occupied again. Vacant buildings that are not maintained contribute to the detriment of neighborhoods, property values and aesthetics of our city. In addition, this ordinance promotes a safe living and working environment for City neighborhoods and commercial corridors by providing a high level of service to residents, businesses and visitors in the City of El Monte.
Property Owners Obligations

The property owner of a parcel with a vacant building is required to ensure that the property is maintained according to the following standards.

  • All landscaping and plant materials is to be watered, mowed and and trimmed on a continual basis.
  • The exterior of the building and exterior signage is to be secured and intact.
  • All exterior trash and debris is to be removed on a regular basis.
  • Graffiti is removed within 24 hours.
  • Vacant land is to be cleared of overgrown vegetation, brush, trash and debris on a regular basis. 
  • Take all necessary steps to secure the property to prevent any criminal activity taking place on the premises.


General Information

City Hall West
11333 Valley Boulevard
El Monte, CA. 91731-3293
(626) 580-2080
(626) 580-2293
Hours:  7:30 a.m. -  5:30 p.m.
  Monday through Thursday

Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays


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Forms and Publications:

El Monte Foreclosure Registration Program
El Monte Foreclosure Vacant Properties
El Monte Foreclosure Home Counseling
Foreclosure Prevention Resources

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