The city is under a State of Emergency. City of Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders have also announced a curfew for Wilmington and unincorporated areas of the county, which shall apply to the hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from 6/2 until further notice. View the city's proclamation here. View the county's proclamation here.

View Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Coronavirus and Recent Protests/Curfew

View the New Hanover County Health Department Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website

View City-Related Information and Closures Regarding COVID-19

Code Enforcement enforces city ordinances that provide a safe community and vibrant neighborhoods. Code Enforcement is responsible for increasing public understanding of the city's policies and procedures through community events. Code Enforcement Officers promote a healthy and safe environment for citizens and visitors by handling the following request: 

  • Yards or vacant lots that are a Public Nuisance because of high weeds, trash and debris. Make a PN request. 

Code Enforcement issues 2 types of permits, to apply click below: 
     *  Apply for a non-commercial poultry permit
     *  Apply for a non-commercial livestock/wild animal permit 

While many people think that problems can be immediately resolved by a visit from an officer, there is often a due process that must take place using Certified letters, inspections, minimum housing hearings, and sometimes a City Council public hearing.

 Street Address  Hearing Type  Case #  Date & Time
 503 Clover Road  Minimum Housing  20-2121  To Be Determined
 1964 Carolina Bch Rd  Minimum Housing  18-0687  To Be Determined

Active Minimum Housing Code Cases

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Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Are newspaper racks allowed on public rights-of-way?

  • Are there rules for parking my Recreational Vehicle?

  • Can I keep chickens and fowl?

  • Can I keep livestock?

  • Does the City allow sidewalk cafes?

  • Does the City allow street furniture on sidewalks?

  • How do I contact Code Enforcement to report a violation?

  • How does the City deal with graffiti?

  • How is an abandoned vehicle determined?

  • How many unrelated people may occupy a dwelling?

  • Is a car without current tags considered a junked vehicle?

  • Is a landlord required to repair the dwelling I am renting?

  • May I place signs for special events, such as 'yard sales' or 'lost pets' in the right of way or on utility poles?

  • What are the rules on kennels?

  • What is the minimum housing code?

  • What is the non-residential business code?

  • When are weeds too high?

  • Who do I call for animal control?