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The Minimum Housing Standards Ordinance regulates properties that are deteriorated or dilapidated and unfit for habitation. The intent of the program is to ensure that the city’s housing is safe for those living there. Property owners are given notice and specific time frames to make necessary repairs. A citizen may file a complaint by submitting a Citizen Complaint Form (PDF).
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Permits are required for:
Even if no building permit is required, a zoning permit may be required. Contact our office to determine whether or not you need to apply for a permit.
You can contact staff or visit the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping System website to determine whether your property is located in a flood zone.
Staff can receive both cash and check in-person. In order to pay with a credit card, it is necessary to utilize either the telephone or online payment method.
A list of required inspections (PDF) is available online. Please feel free to contact staff if you should require additional information.