Ordinances & Regulations

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On-Street Parking Ordinance

The ordinance seeks to improve safety on residential streets throughout Indian Trail and provide sheriff's deputies with more ability to ticket drivers who do not adhere to the on-street parking regulations. Drivers will not be allowed to park in residential areas where the street width is 24 feet or less, and any on-street parking must allow at least 16 feet of clear, unobstructed roadway for vehicles to safely pass.

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Vehicle Ordinance

An abandoned motor vehicle is one that is: left upon a public street or highway in violation of a law or ordinance prohibiting parking; is left on a public street or highway for longer than seven days; is left on property owned or operated by the Town for longer than 24 hours; or is left on private property without the consent of the owner, occupant or lessee thereof for longer than two hours.

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Nuisance Ordinance

A nuisance can included uncontrolled growth of weeds, grass or other noxious vegetation to a height in excess of 12 inches; an open place of concentration of combustible items, such as mattresses, tires or old clothes; an open place of collection of garbage or animal waste; or a number of other things that would be considered detrimental to the public health.

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Golf Cart

Golf Cart Ordinance

The Golf Cart Ordinance was established to promote the health, safety and welfare of persons operating carts within the Town, and to protect the safety of their passengers and other users of roads. All persons who operate or ride upon carts on roads do so at their own risk and peril, and must be observant of and attentive to the safety of themselves and others.

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Animal Control Ordinance

The Animal Control Ordinance is focused on providing for the health, safety and welfare of residents by regulating, restricting or prohibiting, if necessary, dogs, cats and other animals; by protecting the public from unvaccinated, diseased, stray, roaming, dangerous or exotic animals, by making unlawful acts of animals that interfere with the enjoyment of property or the peace and safety of the community; by protecting animals from abuse or conditions harmful to their well-being; and by carrying out any other lawful duties authorized by the State of North Carolina. The Animal Control Ordinance is enforced by the Union County Sheriff's Office. 

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Burn Ordinance

The Indian Trail Burn Ordinance prohibits the open burning of yard waste such as grass, weeds, leaves, tree trimming and more. Public pickup or yard debris is offered in Indian Trail. Residents are allowed camp fires and other fires used solely for outdoor cooking and other recreational purposes, or for ceremonial occasions. Read the ordinance for more on what is permissible and what is not. The Burn Ordinance is enforced by the Union County Fire Departments. 

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Minimum Housing Code

The Town of Indian Trail has adopted a minimum Housing Code to ensure that all residential structures are maintained in a safe and sanitary condition. Property owners or property managers must ensure that their residential structures are maintained in a safe and sanitary condition.

This housing code is a minimum code, not a "wish list" of what the perfect house would look like. If a house fails to pass this code, it probably is not safe to be occupied. Such houses also have an effect on surrounding properties. These situations lead not only to immediate health and safety problems but can affect an entire neighborhood.

Code Document

View the Minimum Housing Code - Chapter 155 (PDF).
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