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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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Minimum Housing Code

Handled By: Code Enforcement
Phone: 910.341.3266

Sec. 16-213. Scope.

(a)    This article is hereby declared to be remedial and shall be construed to secure the beneficial interests and purposes thereof—which are public safety, health and general welfare—through structural strength, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards incident to the construction, alteration, repair, removal, demolition, use and occupancy of dwellings, apartment houses, rooming houses or buildings, structures or premises used as such.

(b)    The provisions of this article shall apply to all existing housing and to all housing hereafter constructed within the city. Except as otherwise provided herein, portable, mobile or demountable buildings or structures, including trailers, when used or intended for use for housing within the city, shall be subject to the applicable provisions of this article. This article establishes minimum requirements for the initial and continued occupancy of all buildings used for human habitation and does not replace or modify requirements otherwise established for the construction, repair, alteration or use of buildings, equipment or facilities except as provided in this article.

(Code 1962, § 6-46; Ord. of 10-4-94, § 1)

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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