Minimum Housing Code Enforcement Inspection Process

Last Modified: October 25, 2013
  • Inspections may be initiated by tenant complaints, City Agencies, Code Inspectors or by petition from five citizens of the City of Raleigh, who are at least 18 years of age and have first-hand knowledge of the suspected Housing Code violation.
  • After inspection, the inspector notifies the property owner and any other parties of interest of an administrative hearing, held about 30 days after the inspection.
  • The type of order depends upon the extent and severity of the Housing Code violations found.
  • Orders associated with more minimal repairs usually have a compliance period of 20-40 days after the hearing.
  • After receiving the order, the property owner should comply with required repairs to the dwelling. (20-day extensions of time may be granted upon a reasonable written request.)
  • It is encouraged that the property owner expediently performs repairs by the hearing date and/or deadline date of inspection in order to prevent administrative fees and civil penalties being assessed.
  • If the owner fails to comply with the order, the Housing & Neighborhood Preservation Inspections Division may refer the case to City Council for resolution or seek approval from City Council to demolish the structure when repairs exceed 50% of the building's value.

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