Atlantic County is seeking proposals for the implementation of a countywide registration program to address the problem of abandoned properties in default that are not being maintained and are driving down property values in communities throughout the county. The county held a presentation in September for municipal officials and community members that discussed how a countywide registration program could work. Those in attendance expressed their interest and the county executive directed the Atlantic County Improvement Authority to issue a Request for Proposals. The responsible parties for vacant and abandoned properties will be identified in the registry and held accountable. The program administrators will work closely with municipal code officials to address code violations and expedite enforcement and compliance.