The number of derelict sites Laois County Council has on its register has dropped from 99 last January, to 68 by the end of 2016.
Forty sites were taken off the list, meaning there was work done by owners to delist them as derelict.
Another nine buildings were added to the list.
In 2015 and 2014, just two sites were delisted.
Pic: derelict buildings in Mountrath.