Durham Neighborhood CompassDurham Neighborhood Compass

Why This is Important

Unmaintained properties can have a serious impact on neighborhoods. Unmaintained lots can influence property values for surrounding homes, they can draw increased criminal activity, and they can become home to unwanted vermin and pests. The City of Durham ordinance regarding unmaintained properties is enforced by the Neighborhood Improvement Services department.

About the Data

The number of unmaintained property violations divided by the square miles of each blockgroup that lie within the City boundary. This measurement includes all unmaintained property ('weedy lot') violations, not including calls found to be not in violation or those involving commercial properties. This measurement, along with residential building code violations and abandoned, hazardous or junked vehicles reflect a City-only service and parts of Durham County are not represented by this data.

Source: City of Durham Neighborhood Improvement Services

Additional Resources

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Solid Waste Collection ServicesThe Solid Waste department enhances the appearance of the city and environment by providing the following services: bulky items collection, garbage collection, recycling collection, television collection, and yard waste collection..
Durham One CallFollow this link or call 919.560.1200 to reach English or Spanish-speaking representatives who will answer your questions, dispatch a service request, connect you to the appropriate department or complete an online request form which will be processed within one business day.
City of Durham Weeds, Trash, and Debris OrdinancesCity of Durham ordinances regarding environment, litter, vandalism and pollution.
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Data Distribution, 2021

Unmaintained Property Violations per Sq Mile

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