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CODE ENFORCEMENT

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What is Code Enforcement?
The enforcement of a municipality’s Code of Ordinances promotes the health, safety, and welfare of all residents, businesses and visitors; and directly impacts the quality of life, crime rate, and property values of our communities. The Ordinances have been enacted by the Towns of Cramerton and McAdenville to help ensure attractive neighborhoods, vibrant businesses, and peaceful, enjoyable communities for everyone.

What do the Codes regulate?
Many subjects are regulated by a municipality’s Code of Ordinances. Some of the most prevalent subjects are overgrown weeds and grass, rubbish, derelict vehicles, oversized vehicles, major car repair, parking on front setbacks, parking on surfaced areas, trailers, yard sales, housing, home occupations and home-based businesses, signs, and banners.

What is the process of Code Enforcement?
Code Enforcement cases can begin in a number of different ways, most commonly a complaints are brought to the attention of the police department by a concerned citizen. Complainants may remain anonymous or may leave a name and number so that they can be contacted in the future, should questions arise. Case progression can vary depending upon the nature of the violation or a number of variables. What follows is a general outline of a code enforcement case progression:

  • A complaint is received by the Cramerton Police Department.
  • The Code Enforcement Officer will conduct an inspection to verify that the reported violation exists on the property.
  • If a violation is found to exist the Code Enforcement Officer will issue the property owner a notice of violation (warning notice) and give the property owner a period of time (determined by the Code of Ordinances) in which to correct the violation.
  • The Code Enforcement Officer will conduct a first follow-up inspection to verify that the violation has been corrected. If the violation has been corrected the case will be closed. If the violation continues to exist a civil penalty will be issued to the property owner and an additional period of time will be given to correct the violation.
  • The Code Enforcement Officer will conduct a second follow-up inspection to verify that the violation has been corrected. If the violation has been corrected the case will be closed upon payment of the issued civil penalty. If the violation continues to exist an additional, increased civil penalty will be issued to the property owner and an additional standardized period of time will be given to correct the violation.
  • The Code Enforcement Officer will conduct a third follow-up inspection to verify that the violation has been corrected. If the violation has been corrected the case will be closed upon payment of all previously issued civil penalties. If the violation continues to exist an increased, PER DAY, civil penalty will be issued to the property owner until the violation has been corrected and a request has been made by the property owner for the Code Enforcement Officer to inspect the property for compliance.
  • In addition to the issuance of civil penalties the municipality may take action to abate the violation upon the property and invoice the property owner the cost of abatement plus an administrative fee.
  • Once a civil penalty and or an outstanding invoice has continued to accumulate for a period of 90 days the case is then referred to legal staff where a small claims suit and/or the option to place a lien on the property is considered.

What if I have been cited for a violation of The Town of Cramerton’s or The Town of McAdenville’s Codes of Ordinances?
If you have been cited for a violation of the Town of Cramerton or Town of McAdenville Codes of Ordinances you are encouraged to contact the Cramerton Police Department Code Enforcement Officer immediately at 704.824.7964 to discuss the violation. If you are willing to correct the violation in a timely manner, the officer will work with you to achieve a resolution to the matter.