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Code Enforcement

Code enforcement has a responsibility to enforce City ordinances that:

  • provide a safe community and vibrant neighborhoods; and,
  • promote a healthy and safe environment for citizens and visitors

In addition, we are responsible for increasing public understanding of the City's policies and procedures, through community events and participation, and various media outlets.

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University Area Parking on Residential Lots

Handled By: Code Enforcement
Phone: 910.341.3266


For purposes of this Division 7, the area in which these parking regulations shall be enforced shall be defined as the lots used for residential purposes located on the streets listed in Section 16 of the Traffic Control Schedules.

(Ord. No. 0-2007-61, § 1, 8-7-07)

Sec. 5-89.2. Prohibited activity.

No owner or tenant of property located within the identified area shall park, stand or allow to park or stand more than two (2) vehicles in the front yard of a dwelling other than those vehicles belonging to or being operated by the owner or a tenant of the dwelling located thereon.

(Ord. No. 0-2007-61, § 1, 8-7-07)

Sec. 5-89.3 Presumption of violation.

The owner or tenant of property located within the identified area will be presumed to have violated this division when vehicles in excess of those allowed under section 5-89.2 are present and observed by a Code Enforcement Officer or the designee of the City Manager on more than two (2) occasions within a thirty-day period. This presumption shall not include any designated North Carolina state holidays. An owner of any premises subject to this division who is not also an occupant of the premises shall be responsible for any actions by tenants, guests, or other licensees that constitute second or subsequent violations of this division; provided, that no absentee owner shall be liable unless notified of first or previous violations of the division, and further provided that such first or previous violations shall have occurred within the previous twelve-month period. Notice of any first or previous violations pursuant to this paragraph shall be effected by registered or certified mail. No absentee owner may be subjected to criminal liability under this chapter, but shall be subject to civil penalties and equitable relief as provided in section 5-122. This section shall in no way relieve any other person from responsibility for violations of this division.

(Ord. No. 0-2007-61, § 1, 8-7-07)

Code Violations
Additional Information

Encroachments are handled by the Engineering Department. Refer to City Ordinance Sec. 11-2. Removal of obstructions and encroachments.    Phone: 910-341-5899

Illegal Dumping is handled by the Police Department. Refer to City Ordinance Sec. 10-17. Dumping or littering on public or private property. Phone: 910-343-3600

Noise is handled by the Police Department. Refer to City Ordinance Sec. 6-26. Phone: 910-343-3600

The Zoning Department handles banners, boats, building without a permit, commercial vehicles, home occupancy certificates, occupancy limitations, trailers, and right of way signs. Phone: 910-254-0900

We participate in the University/Community Relations Task Force at UNCW.

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