Non-Residential

​Non-Residential Building Code

If commercial buildings are not properly maintained, they can have a negative impact on surrounding neighborhoods and businesses.  

The City of Charlotte's Non-Residential Building Code regulates commercial structures that have structural and safety issues. This code addresses interior, exterior and property maintenance standards.  The code also includes enforcement tools such as repair, vacate or demolition orders and civil penalties against noncompliant property owners.

Read the Regulation of Non-Residential Buildings and Structures Ordinance (Chapter 5)
View non-residential building code cases
View non-residential building code orders to demolish

How to report non-residential building code violations:

  • A public agency referral or a tenant request to inspect a commercial building
  • ​Citizens may contact 311 to report buildings that appear unsafe and have deteriorating conditions​
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