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Code Enforcement
Code Enforcement officers work to address neighborhood concerns from both an advocacy and enforcement point of view. Staff members work on a variety of neighborhood concerns such as: minimum housing code violations, non-residential maintenance standards, weeded lots, abandoned and junk vehicles and other public nuisances within the Town.

Ordinances enforced by Code Enforcement

Complaint Process
While many people think that problems can be immediately resolved by a visit from one of our officers, there is often a due process that must take place to achieve compliance.

  • Problem identified (through citizen complaint or officer detection)
  • Certified letter sent to property owner detailing Town ordinance violation 
  • Up to 30 days are given to the property owner to respond to the letter
  • After that time has elapsed, a second inspection is conducted on the property
  • If the property is not brought into compliance, the Town may:
    • issue civil penalties with each day being a separate offense or 
    • complete the work and bill the property owner as per the fee schedule. 

A similar process is involved for structures that are abandoned or structurally unsound. However, those require action by Town Council before the structure can be demolished.

Town of Wallace • 316 East Murray St. • Wallace, NC 28466 • Ph: 910-285-4136 • Fx: 910-285-5135 •
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