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Nuisance Violation Process
Violation Reported
Violation Reported or Observed

You may report violations by calling 311 or submitting the complaint online at www.charmeck.org.

Violations can also be reporting through service requests from police officers, public officials and staff.

Code Inspector Visits Property
Code Enforcement Inspector visits the property

Most inspections occur within 3 working days of the date of the complaint.

The inspector will have an official identification badge issued by the City of Charlotte.

The inspector will take pictures for documentation of the violation.

Violation is Issued
Violation is issued

Notification of a violation is through door hangers left on site or letters in the mail.

The property owner has 7 days after notification to bring the property into compliance.

If not corrected, the inspector may issue a citation, file an injunction in Environmental Court, or hire a contractor to complete the work. The property owner is responsible for paying the invoice of contracted work.

Failure to pay the invoice can result in a lien being placed against the property.

Violation is corrected
Violation is corrected

The inspector makes a re-inspection of the property after 7 to 10 days to follow up and verify compliance.

The inspector documents the results and the case is closed.