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What regulations are enforced in the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction - ETJ?

Last Updated: April 18, 2018

Per State Statutes, the City can only enforce Development Regulations, such as Zoning and Subdivision Regulations. The City cannot enforce general police powers, such as regulations found in the City Code, including nuisance lots, high grass, junk cars and animal and livestock requirements.David Owens, Professor of Public Law at the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill, has written an excellent article on ETJ enforcement, which can be found by clicking here.

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