Utica, NY (WIBX) - It's been two and a half years in the making, but now the city of Utica has a new ordinance establishing a vacant building registry and permit program. Last night the council meeting to approve the legislation unanimously, Councilman-at-large James Zecca sponsored the ordinance. "These vacant buildings become an eysoar to the community and there are certain requirements" Zecca said, adding , "If it's vacant it still needs to be maintained in a certain fashion and if it's not, there are violations that go along with it".

The ordinance goes into effect in 60 days, there is no cost to add your vacant building to the

registry.