Common Code Violations

View the Unified Development Ordinance (PDF) which is a master plan in terms of community development.

Yard & Lot Maintenance


Yard and lot maintenance is important to the health, safety, and welfare of our residents and plays an important role in maintaining a quality neighborhood appearance. Town regulations prohibit:
  • Accumulations of trash, junk and debris.
  • Any untended growth of grass or weeds in excess of 12 inches in height.
  • Vegetation or trees that impair a motorist or pedestrian's field of vision at intersections.
The Town offers a fee for service yard debris pick-up service (yard clippings). For more information call 704-821-5401.
Unkempt front yard with long grass

Derelict or Abandoned Vehicles


All vehicles are required to be currently licensed and fully operable if they are parked within public view. Vehicles that don't run must be parked in a fully enclosed building or be covered with a proper fitting car cover (maximum one).

Dismantled vehicles stored outside of an enclosed structure are also prohibited.

Commercial Vehicles/Equipment Parked in Residential Areas


It is unlawful for any person to park any commercial vehicle such as the following items and those similar in any residentially-zoned areas within the town:
  • Box Trucks
  • Bucket Trucks
  • Dump Trucks
  • Semi-Trucks and / or Trailers, Either as One Unit or Separately
  • Tow Trucks
  • Wreckers
The parking or storage of construction equipment is also prohibited.

Signs


The Town Unified Development Ordinance regulates signage. This means that any new signs are required to receive a permit. Signs erected without a permit are in violation and will be required to be brought into compliance.

Offsite signage for businesses and new developments is prohibited. The Code Enforcement Department has the Town divided "enforcement zones." These zones are regularly inspected for code violations including signage.

Construction Without a Permit


A zoning permit is required for structural additions to a residential home. These additions include decks, screened porches, or conversions of garages to living area. Detached structures also require permitting. The intent of these regulations are to ensure building codes and zoning codes such as minimum separations between property lines are observed which protect the property value of your investment and neighborhood.