Code Enforcement Division

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The Town of Waxhaw’s Code Enforcement Division is responsible for enforcing property maintenance codes throughout Waxhaw.  These codes ensure owners maintain their property which helps to protect citizens’ health, safety and welfare.  Code Enforcement has a direct impact on preserving the livability and property values of Waxhaw’s neighborhoods by enforcing the following regulations:


Town Code of Ordinances

·      Chapter 71 – Parking Rules

·     Chapter 72 – Traffic Schedules

·     Chapter 91 – Health and Sanitation

·     Chapter 94 – Tree Regulations

·     Chapter 95 – Abandoned, Nuisance and Junked Vehicles

·     Chapter 151 – Swimming Pools

·     Chapter 153 – Minimum Housing Standards

·     Chapter 154 – Unified Development Ordinance

Unified Development Ordinance

Chapter 13 – Signs
Chapter 17 - Administration

Code Compliance Issues

Below are some examples of issues that Code Enforcement is responsible for investigating:

Property Issues

  • Excessive vegetation and/or weeds
  • Junk motor vehicles
  • Commercial vehicles parked/stored in a residential area
  • Illegal Dumping
  • Trash, debris
  • Dilapidated buildings and/or structures
  • Dilapidated or unpermitted accessory building
  • Vacant, unsecured, boarded structure


  • Construction work without permits
  • Prohibited Signs
  • Home occupations not allowed in the zoning district
  • Zoning violations
  • Objects in the right-of-way

Additional Resources