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Nuisance Abatement Program

Quality of Life

Public nuisances occur when the activity or operation of an establishment results in a flagrant violation of the City of Rochester’s Penal Law or Municipal Code provisions. Nuisances substantially harm the quality of life, the environment, commerce, property values, public health, safety, and welfare. The Nuisance Abatement Program was established to identify and remedy such public nuisances.

Nuisance Advisory Board (NAB) 

The Nuisance Advisory Board (NAB) will oversee the process of review and hearing of nuisance cases submitted for review by the City’s Neighborhood Service Centers. NAB Hearings are monthly either online or at City Hall, 30 Church St.

Holding absentee landlords accountable

We seek reduce the negative impact of absentee landlords on city property values as part of a multi-pronged strategy to strengthen the City’s Nuisance Abatement Point System to create safer, more vibrant neighborhoods, increase government transparency and improve landlord accountability. 

Strategic Community Intervention (SCI) Nuisance Abatement Process Evaluation

The City of Rochester entered into a contract with Strategic Community Intervention (SCI) to conduct a thorough review of its Nuisance Point Abatement program, which was established under the authority of Section 3-15 of the City Charter.

The report resulted in the following changes in the Nuisance Point Abatement process. 

  • Nuisance point information is available online. The data shows whether a property has had nuisance points issued within the past year; what nuisance offense occurred and when; the number of points the property has accumulated in the last 6 and 12 months; and whether any of the following actions have occurred: a nuisance warning meeting; an acceptable resolution plan has been submitted; whether the City has initiated legal action against a property; or whether the property was closed down.  View property information
  • A nuisance activity map provides access to all nuisance cases and information. This information will help the public and City employees assess nuisance property data for any geographical area and extract the data into a spreadsheet for analysis and reporting. 

    View the map

  • The City uses a tool called Building Blocks to integrate a variety of data sets, including Nuisance Points, related to the various activities associated with vacant and/or potentially problem properties.

     Go to Building Blocks

Report documents

Nuisance points Process map and violations List

NAB meeting schedule and findings

NAB meets when there is a request to have a Nuisance Case Review.  When and if the board meets it would be on the following dates. Findings from cases will be linked to the dates below. All meetings are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.






DateLocationDocuments (if applicable)
January 26, 2023No hearing 
February 16, 2023No hearing 
March 23, 2023No hearing 
April 27, 2023No hearing 
May 25, 2023No hearing 
June 16, 2023Canceled 
July 27, 202310 Felix Street819 N. Clinton Avenue
August 23, 2023No hearing 
September 28, 202310 Felix Street293 Rosewood Terrace
October 26, 2023No hearing 
November 30, 2023Scheduled 
December 22, 2023  


DateLocationDocuments (if applicable)
January 22, 2022No hearing 
February 24, 2022No hearing 
March 28, 2022Online 
April 28, 2022OnlineNAB Hearing April 28, 2022 Findings >>
May 5, 2022OnlineNAB Hearing May 5, 2022 Findings >>
May 26, 2022OnlineNAB Hearing May 26, 2022 Findings # 1 >>
NAB Hearing May 26, 2022 Findings #2 >>
June 23, 2022No hearing 
July 28, 2022No hearing 
August 25, 2022No hearing 
September 22, 2022No hearing 
October 27, 2022No hearing 
November 28, 2022OnlineNAB Hearing November 28, 2022 Findings >>
December 22. 2022No hearing 


DateLocationDocuments (if applicable)
January 28, 2021OnlineNAB Hearing January 28, 2021 Findings >> 
February 25, 2021 No hearing 
March 18, 2021OnlineNAB Hearing March 18, 2021 Findings >> 
April 15, 2021No hearing 
May 20, 2021OnlineNAB Hearing May 20, 2021 Findings >>
June 17, 2021No hearing 
July 15, 2021No hearing 
August 19, 2021No hearing 
September 16, 2021No hearing 
October 21, 2021No hearing 
November 18, 2021OnlineNAB Hearing November 18, 2021 Findings #1 >>
NAB Hearing November 18, 2021 Findings #2 >>
December 16, 2021No hearing 


DateLocationDocuments (if applicable)
January 23, 2020No hearing  
February 26, 2020No hearing 
March 26, 2020No hearing  
April 23, 2020No hearing 
May 28, 2020No hearing 
June 25, 2020No hearing 
July 23, 2020No hearing 
August 27, 2020No hearing 
September 24, 2020No hearing 
December 17, 2020OnlineNAB Hearing December 17, 2020 Findings >> 


DateLocationDocuments (if applicable)
June 27, 2019Water Bureau
10 Felix St.
Training Room
NAB Hearing June 27, 2019 Findings>> 
July 25, 2019Water Bureau
10 Felix St.
Training Room
NAB Hearing July 25, 2019 Findings>> 
October 24, 2019City Hall
30 Church Street
Conference Room 208A
NAB Hearing October 24, 2019 Findings>> 
November 19, 2019No hearing 
December 12, 2019No hearing 


DateLocationDocuments (if applicable)
November 28, 2018Water Bureau
10 Felix St.
Training Room 
NAB Hearing Nov. 28, 2018 Findings>>