Unsightly Properties Complaint
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 of Communities, Land and Environment 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.