Code Enforcement, Impact Team, and Community Engagement ― Your Neighborhood is Our Business!
The Neighborhood Improvement Services Department works to preserve and improve quality of life conditions for Durham residents, and to encourage active participation in neighborhood redevelopment and public policy and decision making dialogue.
The department is responsible for enforcement of quality of life ordinances and state statutes including the City’s Minimum Housing Code; Nonresidential Code; Weedy Lot, Abandoned and Junk Vehicle ordinances; and the State of North Carolina’s Unsafe Building Statute.
The department’s rapid responders, known as the Impact Team, remediate non-compliant housing properties; abate public nuisances, such as litter, graffiti, illegal dumping, and abandoned shopping carts; and conduct neighborhood service projects. The department’s Community Engagement staff provides outreach and education to Durham residents and community organizations.
Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the department helps ensure that Durham has thriving, livable neighborhoods by providing the highest quality of services to engage and educate the community, eradicate blight, ensure safer neighborhoods, and enhance neighborhood revitalization.
Latest News and Information
Human Relations Awards Rescheduled
Due to the prediction of more inclement and colder weather, the Human
Relations Awards Ceremony has been rescheduled to Friday, February 27,
2015, at 6 p.m., at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
Deadline to apply for Bulll City Play Streets Neighborhood Mini-Grant is February 27, 2015 at 5 p.m. at 807 E. Main St., Building 2, Suite 300 (third floor)
Landlord Training Workshop set for Thursday, February 19, 2015 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 807 E. Main St., Building 2, Suite 300 (third floor)
Proactive Rental Inspection Program (PRIP)
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