Planning Department

For Planning Department Inquiries, Call:
919-934-2116
Ext. 1101

Code Enforcement

 

Code Enforcement helps maintain and improve the quality of life and environment for all the Town of Smithfield residents. In most cases, investigations of code violations begin with a citizen reporting a potential violation. Code enforcement will investigate complaints and/or refer them to other Town/County departments for their investigation as deemed necessary. Most commonly reported violations include:  

 

Illegal signs
Tall grass
Junk or abandoned vehicles
Yard debris
Minimum housing

 

If you think you know of a potential violation and would like to report it, please contact Tommy Choe at (919) 934-2116, ext. 1116, or tommy.choe@smithfield-nc.com.

 

The Town of Smithfield contracts Johnston County Building for building permits and inspections. If you need a property inspected for condemnation, please contact Johnston County Building Inspections at (919) 989-5060 or click here.

 

Summary of Nuisance Code Regulations

 

  • Yard Debris – A collection of garbage, food waste, animal waste or any other rotten or putrescible matter of any kind are prohibited.

 

  • Prohibited Signs- Animated signs, flutter flag or wind signs, signs in the public road rights-of-ways, signs attached to trees, fences, or fence posts, telephone or utility poles. 

 

  • Junk Vehicles- One junked motor vehicle, in its entirety, can be located in the rear yard if it is entirely concealed from public view from a public street and from abutting premises by an acceptable covering (to be determined by Town inspector). Any additional junked motor vehicle must be kept in a garage or building structure that provides a complete enclosure. 

 

  • Weeds or Grasses cannot be over 12 inches in height which lie less than 100 feet from any abutting open street or which lies less than 100 feet from any adjoining property line which contains a structure, or is a place of heavy growth of weeds or grasses over 12 inches in height which lies within 50 feet of any occupied dwelling. 

 

  • Noxious Vegetation, including poison sumac, poison ivy or poison oak, in a location likely to be accessible to the general public is prohibited.
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