Cincinnati Code Enforcement - Hazardous Building Abatement

The Hazard Abatement Program is responsible for demolishing vacant and condemned buildings, as well as barricading open, abandoned structures. About 100 structures are demolished and an average of 500 buildings are barricaded annually. The program is managed by the Property Maintenance Division of the Community Development Department. Once they receive a complaint, the building is inspected. If deemed dangerous and unsafe, it will be condemned.


  • After buildings are condemned -- and if the owner fails to comply with the condemnation order -- the buildings are placed in a public nuisance hearing process to determine if the City will demolish the building.
  • If, as a result of the public hearing, the building is declared a public nuisance, the City will demolish the building and invoice the owner of the property for the total cost.
Buildings by Status
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