Welcome to the City of Olean Blight Website…

What is Blight?

Blight is a condition that poses a threat to the health, safety and general welfare of a neighborhood.  It can be easy to spot in things like broken doors and windows, a porch that is falling down, high weeds, trash and litter. In some cases it may be harder to see, with a building that has interior water damage, has no utilities, or has been vandalized. The reasons for blight may vary, but one thing is certain, blight is a serious problem.

  • It decreases property values
  • Discourages community investment
  • Reduces the quality of life in our City.