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 902-368-5024 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?

West of Hunter River

Sandra Keough (Environment Officer)
Access PEI Summerside
120 Heather Moyse Drive
Summerside, PEI
Telephone: (902) 368-5024
Fax: (902) 368-5830
Email: sakeough@gov.pe.ca(link sends e-mail)

Hunter River and east

Doug Nicholson (Environment Officer)
Access PEI Montague
41 Wood Islands Road
Montague, PEI
Telephone:(902) 368-5024
Fax:(902) 368-5830
Email: jdnicholson@gov.pe.ca(link sends e-mail)

Published date: 
July 11, 2016
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General Inquiries

Department of Communities, Land and Environment
4th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 1-866-368-5044
Fax: (902) 368-5830

CLE@gov.pe.ca