11 NCAC 08 .0801             DISCIPLINARY POWERS

(a)  As used in this Section "Board" and "Code" have the same meanings as those terms are defined in G.S. 143‑151.8(a); and "official" means a qualified Code‑enforcement official as defined in G.S. 143‑151.8(5).

(b)  Any person who believes that an official is or has been in violation of G.S. 143‑151.17(a) may file a complaint against that official. Copies of this Section and G.S. 143‑151.17 shall be mailed to any person requesting complaint information from the Board.

(c)  The complaint must specifically refer to one or more of the grounds in G.S. 143‑151.17(a). The name of the official, if known, and the name of the local inspection department must be listed. If the official is unknown, the complaint must refer to "the inspector who performed the building (or electrical, mechanical, plumbing, or fire prevention) inspection."

(d)  Supporting information must be included to justify the complaint. If the complaint involves violations of the Code that the official did not discover, a list of those violations must be submitted with the complaint. Such information may be provided by the complainant, an architect, professional engineer, licensed contractor, certified inspector, or other person with knowledge of the Code. Supporting information must refer to specific violations of the Code or of the General Statutes.

(e)  The complaint must be in writing, signed by the complainant, and dated. The complaint must include the complainant's mailing address and a daytime phone number at which the complainant may be reached. The street address of the structure must be included. There must be a notarized verification at the end of the complaint.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑151.12(1); 143‑151.17; 150B‑38(h);

Eff. January 15, 1980;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1991;

Temporary Amendment Eff. March 3, 1992 For a Period of 169 Days to Expire on August 21, 1992;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1992;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.