Unsightly Properties Complaint

Due to the Public Health Emergency, Inspection Services and Provincial Planning Offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Essential staff are continuing to work in order to maintain services. Many of our permits and licences can be applied for online. Please visit: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/services for more information. 

Should you require assistance, please feel free to contact an inspector in your area. For general information or questions on applications, permits or requests for licenses please contact:

Phone: 902-368-5280

Fax: 902-368-5526

Email: landsdivision@gov.pe.ca

Please be advised that processing times may be affected. We appreciate your patience during this time.

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.

Who can I contact for more information?

Doug Nicholson (Environment Officer)
Access PEI Montague
41 Wood Islands Road
Montague, PEI
Telephone:(902) 368-5280
Fax:(902) 368-5526
Email: jdnicholson@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
June 4, 2019
Agriculture and Land

General Inquiries

Inspection Services
J. Elmer Blanchard Building
31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PE C1A 6B8

Telephone: 902-368-5280
Fax: 902-368-5526

landsdivision@gov.pe.ca