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Who do I call to complain about my neighbor’s trashy yard?

Judy Royal
StarNews

Do you have an eyesore next door? Is one man’s trash causing you displeasure? You don’t have to take that garbage anymore. If it’s not dangerous and you’re not completely nonconfrontational, you could try asking your neighbor to clean it up a bit. Chances are that might be all it takes. If that isn’t an option (or it doesn’t work), your jurisdiction’s code enforcement department should be your next point of contact. Someone there can threaten a private property owner with fines until he cleans up his act, and we all know that money talks, not to mention the threat of losing it. Here are some local code enforcement contacts:

City of Wilmington

(910) 341-3266

Click here for a list of online contacts

Wrightsville Beach

Planning & Inspections

(910) 509-5019

Click here to fill out a code complaint form

Carolina Beach

Planning & Development

(910) 458-7947

Kure Beach

Building Inspections

(910) 458-6535

New Hanover County

Inspections Department (junk cars, lots with frequent items for sale)

(910) 798-7118

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office (all other complaints, including vegetative yard debris)

Detective Tim Kelly, nuisance abatement deputy, (910) 798-4286

Brunswick County

(910) 253-2200

Click here for a list of online contacts

* Some municipalities in Brunswick County have their own code enforcement departments. Contact the county to find out which ones.

Pender County

(910) 259-1519

Click here for a list of online contacts

* Some municipalities in Pender County have their own code enforcement departments. Contact the county to find out which ones.

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