The Town of Fuquay-Varina's Code Compliance Officers work with citizens and business owners to ensure compliance with the Town's ordinances. Minimum standards apply to things such as overgrowth of vegetation, stored vehicles, illegal signs and housing. Ensuring the minimum standards are met protects the health, safety and welfare of the Town of Fuquay-Varina's residents, business owners and visitors.
- Once a complaint is received, an officer will perform a field investigation within three (3) business days to determine the extent and validity of the complaint.
- If the complaint is determined to be valid, one of two (2) notices may be given.
- An optional warning may be issued either in written form or delivered verbally.
- If the optional warning is not utilized, or has previously been issued, then the Notice of Violation (NOV) shall be issued. This NOV can be either mailed or hand delivered. Electronic mail shall be an acceptable form of delivery, so long as a hand delivery is made of the same notice, at the same time.The NOV shall indicate the type of violation and the allotted time to initiate contact or correct the violation.
- At any time during this process, contacting the Code Compliance Office and entering into a Resolution Agreement will allow both parties to fully understand the timeline and what is required to abate the violation. If this agreement is adhered to, no further action will be required by the Town.
- If no action is taken to abate the violation before the NOV timeline expires, A second notice may be issued.
- The 72 Hour Notice of Citation will restate the violation and the date by which the violation shall be corrected. Fines or other actions available to the Town to correct the violation will also be listed.
- If the violation is not abated in the available timelines outlined above, the Town will take further action up to and including fines or the Town will abate the violation and bill the property owner for all costs incurred from the abatement. If these fines or fees are not paid within the required timeframe, a resolution to collect these fines and fees as an unpaid tax lien against the property will be put before the Town Board for approval.