Charlotte, NC — On September 11, 2017, Charlotte City Council approved an update for Chapter 10 of the City of Charlotte Code of Ordinances. The changes, which take effect January 1, 2018, created stand-alone ordinances for code enforcement.
The code ordinance updates include changes in fines and new definitions for repeat and chronic offenders. The changes that will have the most impact are:
• An increase in fines from $50 to $150 for most violations which may include, but not be limited to, curbside violations, neglect of premises, obstructions of rights-of-way and overgrown vegetation.
• A property owner who has had four or more violations of any type on any property that they may own in the previous calendar year is now defined as a chronic offender.
• A property owner who has had four or more repeated violations on the same property in the previous calendar year is now defined as a repeat offender.
• An increase in fines for chronic and repeat offenders to $250 for the fourth offense and $500 for the fifth and each subsequent offense.
To learn more, please visit charlottenc.gov/hns.