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Housing Code Enforcement
The City of Charlotte Housing Code requires homeowners and landlords to keep their homes in good condition.  The code also applies to abandoned commercial structures.  Code inspectors check dwellings to insure that the structure meets the minimum standards prescribed by the ordinance.  Infractions can range from repairable situations such as broken windows to major structural integrity issues.  Depending on the situation, inspectors will determine if a house needs to be repaired to in some cases demolished.  

Read the Housing Ordinance at Municode.com  (Chapter 11)
 
Housing code violations require the submission of a petition.  Print and complete the petition below and mail to the address at the bottom of the petition.
 
Property Inspection Petition
 
 
Inspection Process
  • A Code Enforcement inspector will visit the property within three working days.
  • The inspector will contact the property owner with a status report.
  • In addition, you will be notified of scheduled hearings regarding the property, as you have the right to attend these hearings.

Housing Code Process

**Renters do not need a petition and may request an inspection of their homes by calling 311.