Vacant Homes

Vacant Homes Facts at a Glance

  • Vacant homes can deteriorate quickly and become magnets for crime
  • The deteriorating property in a neighborhood can lower the value of homes in the entire community
  • Vacant homes can draw unwanted activity to a neighborhood, including:
    • Windows or doors may become broken open and vandals can loot the home of materials
    • The grass grows tall and litter accumulates
    • Pose a potential health and safety concern for the entire neighborhood

 

Tall grass vacant home.jpgProtecting Vacant Homes in Your Neighborhood and How You Can Help

If you notice a home that seems unoccupied for an extended period of time or in disrepair, please contact the County at 703-792-7018 (or use the reporting form).
 
Please call the Police Non-Emergency number 703-792-6500 if you see suspicious behavior at the site of a vacant home or 911 if you see a crime in progress.