Vacant and Abandoned Properties

Vacant and abandoned Properties - The City of Batavia is looking for residents to help identify vacant and abandoned properties in their neighborhoods.  Distressed, vacant and abandoned properties are determinants faced by most communities throughout Western New York, the State of New York and the country.  Vacant and abandoned properties strain the resources of the City’s police, fire and public works departments, depreciate property values, reduce property tax revenue, attract crime and degrade the quality of life of remaining residents. 

 
To address these issues the City has identified several initiatives to begin combating the negative impacts of these properties in the City.  Amongst these is the development and maintenance of an abandoned property inventory.  The purpose of maintaining a list of existing abandoned structures is to provide the City with a comprehensive resource of information that will assist the City in understanding the status of each property, develop strategies to address each property as well as having accurate and up to date information available to answer resident and neighborhood questions and concerns regarding these properties.  
 
To assist in developing a complete inventory, the City is requesting any residents or neighbors that have information regarding a vacant or abandoned property in their neighborhood to please contact the City and share this information.  The City is looking for information such as, but not limited to: property address, last known tenants/owners and contact information, activity at the property, condition of the property and other information residents feel are important regarding the property.  Information can be sent confidentially to the City at vacanthomes@batavianewyork.com.  
 
Residents are the eyes and ears of our neighborhoods.  Information regarding abandoned properties you may have may assist the community in combating and reversing the negative impacts of the abandoned properties.
 
If there are any questions, please contact:
 
Office of the City Manager
One Batavia City Centre
Batavia, New York 14020
Phone:    (585) 345-6330
Fax:        (585) 343-8182
E-mail:   jmolino@batavianewyork.com