See, Click, Fix: Help Get Your Neighborhood Cleaned Up

By Christine Nelson - bio l email

Charlotte, NC (WBTV) - We got this report from a viewer on our website.

It reads:  "On both Finchley and Purser Drivers there are numerous abandoned and run down houses with overgrown weeds, junk on property… loads of trash thrown behind the houses… parking on the lawns…"

We went to check it out for ourselves and saw a couple abandoned homes... for one of them the landscape was overgrown.

Cars were parked on the lawn or on the side of the road, even with "no parking" signs clearly marked.

And some yards may have been a bit more unkept than others.

This could be any neighborhood in this area.  So we wanted to arm you with the information you need to get something done about it.

The City of Charlotte has a code enforcement department where you can report a violation.

Once the inspector receives it, they go out within three working days to assess the problem.

A community officer, an actual sworn officer, is also assigned to individual neighborhoods. They can also help you expedite the process.

To go to Charlotte's Code Enforcement page, click here.

To find out the community officer assigned to your neighborhood, click here.

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