Health & Sanitation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Health & Sanitation

The City of Charlotte's Health and Sanitation Ordinance requires property owners to maintain their premises in a safe and sanitary condition.  Violations include, but are not limited to, high weeds/grass, accumulation of trash or junk and junk motor vehicles.  Learn more about common neighborhood nuisances.

Read the Health and Sanitation Ordinance (Chapter 10)

To report a possible violation of the Health and Sanitation Ordinance, submit your request online, call 311 or use the MyCharlotte app.

Inspection Process:

  • Inspections occur within three business days of reporting.
  • Property owners will be notified if a violation is found. 
  • The property owner has seven days after notification to bring the property into compliance. 
  • Failure to correct violations could result in any of the following actions: issuance of a citation, work being done by a contractor or appearance in Environmental Court.​
  • If contracted, the owner will receive an invoice for the work performed in addition to administrative and investigative fees. Failure to pay the invoice could result in a lien against the property.