Code Enforcement




Mission Statement:
 The Town of Shallotte Code Enforcement Division is a part of the Community Development.  It is dedicated to the enforcement of all Codified Ordinances in order to keep the Town of Shallotte a safe, healthy and eye appealing community for our kids to grow up in and our citizens to reside.  It is the responsibility of all Community members to ensure the maintenance and upkeep of all properties so that the above stated may be achieved."

Understanding Notices of Violation

Many inspections originate from requests called, electronically submitted or personally submitted to the Code Enforcement Office. Each request prompts an investigation or an inspection.

Once an inspector receives a request, it follows a standardized process developed to ensure legal notice and a reasonable compliance period is given to property owners where violations may exist. 

If you receive a notice of violation, you should immediately reach out to the inspector to discuss a plan for compliance. Please call the number located on the letter you received in the mail or posted on your property. You have 15 days to appeal the inspector’s decision. Please contact the code office for information on appeals.

If you must leave a voicemail, the inspectors will make every effort to call you back as quickly as possible. Please give them at least one business day to respond. Once you reach an inspector, you will be able to discuss any violations or schedule an appointment to meet with the inspector at the property in violation.

If you do not respond to the Notice of Violation and do not comply with the notice, the inspector will do a second inspection. If compliance is not met, further action will be taken.



Types of Violations Code Enforcement Enforces:

  • Weeds and/or grass greater than 12 inches
  • Debris on a property
  • Nuisance vehicles on private property only
  • Trash Accumulation on property


  • Zoning Questions
  • Sign Ordinance
  • Building Permits
  • Sign Permits


Political Sign Regulations: 

(K) Compliant political signs shall be permitted during the period beginning of the 30th day before the beginning date of “one stop” early voting under G.S. 163A-1300and ending on the 10th day after the primary or election day, person(s) may place political signs in the right-of-way of the State or Local highway system as provided in this section. Signs must be placed in compliance with the following:

 (1) “Political sign or campaign sign means any sign that advocates political action.

(2) The permittee must obtain permission from any property owner of a residence, business, or religious institution fronting the right-of-way where a sign would be erected.

(3) No sign shall be permitted in the right-of-way of a fully controlled access highway.

(4) No sign shall be closer than three (3) feet from the edge of the pavement of the road.

(5) No sign shall obstruct motorist visibility at an intersection.

(6) No sign shall be higher than 42 inches (three (3) and a half feet) above the edge of the pavement.

(7) No sign shall be larger than 864 square inches (six (6) square feet).

(8) No sign shall obscure or replace another sign.