Welcome to City of Durham Code Enforcement

"Safe Housing is Everyone's Right!"

The Code Enforcement Division enforces quality of life ordinances and state statutes including the City’s minimum housing code, nonresidential code, removal of trash and undergrowth ordinance, abandoned and junk vehicle ordinances, and the State of North Carolina’s unsafe building statute.

Purpose Statement:

To ensure all Durham residents live in safe, healthy homes and neighborhoods and encourage neighborhood pride through engagement, outreach and educational interactions with residents, while enforcing structure and nuisance code standards. 

Code Enforcement Officers in Action