On July 23, 2007, Charlotte City Council approved a new ordinance (Chapter 5 "Buildings and Building Regulations") requiring the registration of all residential boarded up structures. The Boarded Up Residential Structure Ordinance
requires registration of existing boarded up structures within six months from the adoption of the new ordinance. The deadline was January 23, 2008. View the Ordinance Guidelines
After January 23, 2008, all boarded up structures must be registered within 48 hours of boarding. Failure to register any boarded up residential structure may result in the issuance of civil penalties (500.00 for the first day and 50.00 for every proceeding day until brought into compliance). View current listing of registered Boarded Up Residential Structures
Boarded up structures can be registered with the online form
or by completing the Boarded Up Structure Registration form (PDF)
. The completed form should be mailed to: City of Charlotte, Neighborhood & Business Services, Code Enforcement, 600 E. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.
For more information on the new ordinance or registration process, contact Mike Jenkins at 704.336.7988 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To report a potential violation of boarded up residential structures, report the violation online
or call 311.
Guidelines & Specifications for Boarding Up Structures