Unsightly Properties Complaint
Notice - New procedures during COVID-19 Circuit Breaker
Provincial Planning and Inspection Services
The Land Division's Provincial Planning and Inspection Services Sections offices will provide services virtually. Appointments can be made for those essential services that cannot be provided remotely.
- Information for Building and Development Permit Applications can be found here.
- Information for Subdivision Applications can be found here.
- For all other services use online services, if available.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns at:
- Charlottetown (902)-368-5280
- Monatgue (902)-838-0605
- Summrside (902)-432-2802 .
What is an unsightly property?
An unsightly property refers to any property that has dilapidated buildings, derelict vehicles and litter located on the property which is visible to the public.
How do I file a complaint about an unsightly property?
Concerned residents can call the Department at 902-368-5280 to file a complaint. A department representative will inspect the site to decide if there is a violation of the Unsightly Property Act.
If the property is considered unsightly under the Unsightly Property Act, the Department can request the property owner take steps to improve the property’s condition. If the Department’s direction is not followed further enforcement steps can be taken, including the issue of a clean-up order.
In what areas of PEI does the Unsightly Property Act apply?
The Unsightly Property Act applies to all jurisdictions of PEI that do not have unsightly property by-laws.