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​Code Enforcement Recognizes Code Heroes


Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement celebrates May as Building Safety Month by recognizing three groups as Code Heroes. This recognition honors outstanding performance by the agency's customers and partners annually. 

"We look forward to May, and Building Safety Month, all year at Code Enforcement," said director Patrick Granson. "And that's because we get to say 'thank you' to just a few of our customers and partners who are consistently going above and beyond to help build a safe and thriving Mecklenburg County." 

Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement's 2022 Code Heroes are: 

  • BB+M Architecture, recognized for outstanding commitment to code compliance and open dialogue during project delivery
  • Gensler, recognized for outstanding commitment to timeliness and communication during the design process
  • The Home Builders Association of Greater Charlotte, for outstanding partnership and efforts to engage Mecklenburg County residential contractors, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic 

"Each of these groups has helped to make Mecklenburg County a safer place to live and visit by demonstrating or promoting code compliance," Granson said. "They are just a few of many customers and partners who place a strong emphasis on code compliance, and we like to pause during Building Safety Month to express our appreciation and reiterate the importance of code compliance in any community." 

Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement has been recognizing a class of Code Heroes annually since 2015. Code Heroes are typically named during May each year, which is designated as Building Safety Month, which places emphasis on the importance of building codes to establishing and maintaining safe, resilient and sustainable communities. 

Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement's mandate is to save lives and prevent injury by ensuring buildings in the community are safe and compliant with North Carolina Building Codes. This is accomplished primarily through conducting plan review, issuing permits and conducting inspections. The agency issued more than 108,000 permits and performed more than 448,000 inspections in FY21.