Unsightly Properties Complaint
Inspection Services and Provincial Planning Offices located in Charlottetown and Summerside will reopen to the public on June 15, 2020. Meetings with inspectors or planning staff will be by appointment only.
Montague and O’Leary locations will be accessible to the public by appointment only.
Please be advised that there will be screening protocols and operational procedures in place to protect both the public and our staff.
Clients with appointments are asked to call the staff person they have arranged to meet when they arrive. Directions on when and where to enter the building will be explained.
We wish to remind the public that many of our permits and licenses can be applied for online.
Additionally applications will be accepted via email, fax or mail.
Mail: 31 Gordon Drive, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 6B8
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.