Dothan Abandoned Buildings

Dothan Vacant Building

Dothan city officials say in coming months a new ordinance could hold owners of abandoned buildings more accountable.

Dothan Fire Chief Sam Crawford presented a plan on ways to reduce local eyesores.

The plan calls for full enforcement of a vacant building code.

City Manager Mike West says owners of those buildings would be contacted and if nothing is done, they'd eventually be cited.

The plan also calls for owners to submit a floor plan to the fire department if the building is to be vacated.

Officials hope to have the code implemented within the next 90-days.