Landis Administration

Administration Department

The administrative offices of Landis are located at 312 South Main Street at Landis Town Hall. The administrative offices will assist you in establishing new service, payment of bills, issuing of zoning permits, subdivision of property, code enforcement, reservations for public buildings and many other services.

To contact Town Hall please call (704) 857-2411.

Contact the Administration Dept.

Landis Town Hall

(704) 857-2411

Town Forms

Administration Staff

Diane Seaford Town ManagerDiane Seaford

Town Manager

dseaford@townoflandisnc.gov

Diane Seaford was appointed Landis Town Manager on March 29, 2021. Prior to becoming Town Manager, Diane served as the town’s Finance Officer from September of 2019 until her appointment as Town Manager. Diane graduated from Pfeiffer University with a Master’s in Business Administration and also holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Meredith College. She has also attended several classes with the Institute of Government through UNC Chapel Hill including Governmental Accounting and Financial Accounting, Cash Management and Investment of Public Funds, as well as Budgeting and Financial Planning. Most recently she completed the Municipal and County Administration Class through the UNC School of Government. Before joining the Town of Landis, Diane’s professional career included twenty-one years in various finance positions with Bank of America. She also served as Budget Officer for Cabarrus County. Diane is passionate about volunteering with the Food Pantry at her Church and enjoys helping others through being a platelets donor. Diane is honored to serve the citizens of Landis and looks forward to creating a bright future together.

Chase Norwood

Finance Officer

cnorwood@townoflandisnc.gov

Chase Norwood was named as the Finance Officer for the Town of Landis in November 2021. Chase graduated from North Carolina Central University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He then attended N.C. State University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Chase has completed the Budget and Local Government course as well as the Capital Finance courses offered through the UNC School of Government. Before joining the Town of Landis, Chase completed an internship with the City of Rocky Mount. After graduation, he was offered a position with the City of Rocky Mount as a Management Analyst where he served for two years. Chase enjoys giving back to his community through programs like the Rocky Mount Black Action Committee which brings focus to racial issues in communities and by being a voice for minorities and historically disenfranchised communities. Chase’s goal as the new Finance Officer for the Town of Landis is to provide integrity and transparency within the town’s financial affairs by abiding by state, federal, and local laws while implementing an effective administrative process.

Amber Levi Town ClerkAmber Levi

Human Resources Officer / Town Clerk

alevi@townoflandisnc.gov

Amber Levi has served as HR Officer for the Town of Landis since August of 2020 and was appointed Town Clerk by the Board of Alderman on September 14, 2020. Amber graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in HR Management. She also holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administraiton with a concentration in HR Management from Central Piedmont Community College. Before joining the Town of Landis, she held management positions with Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Bass Pro Shops. She also worked within the financial industry for over ten years. Amber is passionate about being an advocate for the Town of Landis employees, while ensuring the Town is prepared for current and future employment demands. Amber is excited about enhancing the Town Clerk program by introducing new Town Clerk software that will enhance the citizen experience with live streaming and meeting minutes.

Rebecca Powell Utility Services DirectorRebecca Powell

Utility Services Director

rpowell@townoflandisnc.gov

Rebecca Powell has served the Town of Landis as the Utility Services Director since December 2020. Rebecca has over twenty-two years of business management experience in various industries including property management. She most recently held management positions with Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Crescent Heights – Independent Living, and Duty Free Americas – International Customs Retailer. Rebecca has excelled in operational management throughout her career. Rebecca enjoys giving back to her community through serving as a Girl Scout Leader for her local troop. She has also served on the Board of Directors for J.M. Robinson Marching Band for the past six years. Rebecca is dedicated to serving the citizens of Landis by providing exceptional customer service while ensuring accuracy and compliance within the Utility Services Department.

Customer Service and Finance Team

Libby Ridings

Utility Specialist
libby@townoflandisnc.gov

Jeneen McMillen

Accounting Technician
jmcmillen@townoflandisnc.gov

All Administrative Staff may be reached by contacting City Hall.

Phone: (704) 857-2411

Fax: (704) 855-3350

Physical Address:

312 South Main Street
Landis, NC 28088

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8165
Landis, NC 28088

Billing

The Town of Landis bills utilties on a monthly basis, with billing going out the first of the month. Bills are due by the 25th of the month to avoid a 5% late charge. All bills must be paid by the 14th day of the following month to avoid disruption of service.

Payment can be made in the following ways:

  • Online Bill Pay
  • Walk-up Window at City Hall
  • Credit card payments via phone at (704) 857-2411 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm
  • After hours drop box (check and money orders only, no cash)
  • Mail
  • Monthly bank draft (which drafts on the 15th of the month)

To submit payments via mail, please use the following address:

The Town of Landis

PO Box 8165
Landis, NC 28088

For information regarding rates for electrical service, please contact Landis City Hall at (704) 857-2411.

Billing Note: Deposit balances less than $5.00 will not be refunded. Checks will be cut for deposit balances greater than $5.00 within 30 days of account closure. 

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement for the Town of Landis is handled by Code Enforcement Officer John Ganus. Mr. Ganus investigates and oversees complaints for code violations regarding nuisances, junked and/or abandoned vehicles, minimum housing, and residential zoning.

Please see the Make A Complaint section for detailed information on submitting a complaint regarding a suspected Town of Landis code violation.

A link to the entire codified Town of Landis Code of Ordinances available from American Legal Publishing as well as links to ordinances and information regarding issues that frequently receive complaints can be found in the Town Ordinances section of this page.

For questions or concerns please see the Code Enforcement FAQs section or contact John Ganius at 704-857-2411. You may also contact the Planning and Zoning department at planner@townoflandis.com.

Make a Complaint

To make a complaint under our current procedures please e-mail John Ganius at planner@townoflandisnc.gov or call him at 704-857-2411, please leave a detailed message with the complaint information and address. Mr. Ganius will return your call or email once the information is received. Updates to code enforcement violations are shared during the regular Board of Alderman meetings each month.

Codes of Ordinance

Town of Landis Code of Ordinances 

The entire codified Town of Landis Code of Ordinances can be found on American Legal Publishing by clicking the link below. Please note that the code listed on American Legal Publishing is not completely up to date and does not contain all ordinances. Ordinances such as zoning are not published on American Legal Publishing.

Town of Landis Code of Ordinances – American Legal Publishing

North Carolina General Statutes

The Town of Landis gets its authority to operate and enact ordinances from North Carolina General Statutes. Chapter 160A of the North Carolina General Statutes specifies rules for cities and towns. Chapter 160A of the North Carolina General Statutes can be found by clicking the link below.

Chapter 160A of the North Carolina General Statutes

Town of Landis Nuisance Ordinance

Most code enforcement complaints and violations are covered and handled under the nuisance ordinance. These type of complaints concern violations in open areas (porches are considered open areas) including, but not limited to; overgrown weeds, high grass, offensive animal matter, offensive vegetable matter, rubbish, junk, litter, trash, accumulation of unusable building materials, dilapidated furniture, jagged metal and/or glass, scrap materials, and dilapidated fences. Please click the link below to view the Town of Landis Nuisance Ordinance.

Town of Landis Nuisance Ordinance

Town of Landis Junk, Nuisance, & Abandoned Vehicle Ordinance

Many code enforcement complaints received concern junk, nuisance, and abandoned vehicles on private property. The Town of Landis Junk, Nuisance, & Abandoned Vehicle Ordinance addresses these issues. Please click the link below to view this ordinance.

Town of Landis Junk, Nuisance, & Abandoned Vehicle Ordinance

Town of Landis Minimum Housing Code

The Town of Landis Minimum Housing Code handles issues such as structures in disrepair, dilapidated structures, minimum requirements for habitation of a structure, and amenities required for habitation of a structure. The Town of Landis Minimum Housing Code can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Town of Landis Minimum Housing Code

Town of Landis Abandoned Structure Ordinance

The Town of Landis Abandoned Structure Ordinance is similar to the Minimum Housing code with reguards to abandoned structures that are in disrepair and/or dilapidated. The Town of Landis Abandoned Structure Ordinance can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Town of Landis Abandoned Structure Ordinance

Town of Landis Zoning Ordinance

While the Town of Landis Zoning Ordinance covers more than just violations, many code enforcement complaints are a violation of the Zoning Ordinance. To file a complaint for a suspected zoning violation you may submit a complaint through the code enforcement complaint process by visiting the Make A Complaint page. For general zoning and planning concerns you may visit the Land Management section of this website. To view the Town of Landis Zoning Ordinance please click the link below.

Town of Landis Zoning Ordinance

Code Enforcement FAQ’s

What ordinance violations are handled by Code Enforcement?

The vast majority of complaints and violations handled by Code Enforcement fall under the nuisance ordinance. These types of complaints concern violations in open areas (porches are considered open areas) including, but not limited to; overgrown weeds, high grass, offensive animal matter, offensive vegetable matter, rubbish, junk, litter, trash, accumulation of unusable building materials, dilapidated furniture, jagged metal and/or glass, scrap materials, and dilapidated fences. Code Enforcement also handles junk, nuisance, and abandoned vehicle concerns (if the vehicles are on private property), minimum housing concerns, deteriorated and/or dilapidated structures, and zoning violations.


What ordinance violations are not handled by Code Enforcement?

There are several violations and inspection processes handled by other entities. Nuisance animal complaints, parking complaints (including junked and abandoned vehicles on the roadway or public property), and noise ordinance complaints occurring in the city limits of Landis are handled by the Landis Police Department. Please call the police department’s non-emergency line at 704-857-2129 for more information. If there is a concern that needs to be handled immediately, please call 911 to have an officer respond.

Fire inspections and hazardous permitting are handled by the Rowan County Fire Division. Permitting as required by G.S. 153A-357 and 160A-417 for building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical projects, building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical plan review, inspections required by the North Carolina state building code administrative code and policies, for building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical projects, as well as daycare and ABC inspection are provided by the Rowan County Building Inspections Department.


How do I file a complaint?

To file a complaint please visit the Make A Complaint section of this page for detailed information.


How long do I have to wait before the issue I complained about is fixed?

It depends on the nature of the issue you have complained about. Nuisance issues can technically be abated after 10 days, although this does not allow for a very courteous process. Minimum housing concerns take a minimum of 90 days. As there are a range of processes there is no easy answer to this question. Feel free to contact John Ganius at 704-857-2411 for specific details.


If I file a complaint can I remain anonymous?

Once a complaint is filed the Code Enforcement Officer acts as the complainant for all official matters. When making a complaint to the Code Enforcement Officer it is not required that you give your identity. However, even if you give your identity, the violator will not be made aware of your identity directly by the Code Enforcement Officer. If you would like to be updated about the progress of any complaint your identity and contact information will need to be forwarded to the Code Enforcement Officer at some point. Please also be aware that any communication to and/or from the Code Enforcement Officer is a public record and must be produced if requested.


How tall can my grass get before it becomes a violation of the Nuisance Ordinance?

The Nuisance Ordinance specifies:

The uncontrolled growth of noxious weeds or grass to a height of eight (8) inches or greater or which otherwise causes or threatens to cause a hazard detrimental to the public health or safety. For the purposes of this subsection, the height shall be measured from the ground at the base of a plant to the top of the freestanding plant.

The easy answer is 8 inches, however, grass that is shorter may violate the ordinance if it threatens to cause a hazard detrimental to the public health or safety. The best example for this would be grass that is shorter than 8 inches and is infested with rodents and/or snakes or poses a fire hazard.


If I leave debris or items on the roadside that the town does not pick up, is that a code enforcement issue?

Depending on the item(s) and the duration it is left on the roadside this can become a code enforcement issue. Hazardous Materials, Flammable Materials, Tires, Lumber, Construction Debris, Paint, Car Batteries, Car Parts, and Electronics are all prohibited items that cannot be disposed of by the Town of Landis. It is the responsibility of the property owner to have these items disposed of in the appropriate manner. If left on the roadside with the intent for the Town of Landis to dispose of the items, this can violate some of the provisions of the code enforcement ordinance as the Town will not dispose of the items. An individual wishing to dispose of construction debris may choose to rent a dumpster from a private company at their own cost. As regulations exist for disposing of the other prohibited items listed in the wrong manner, please dispose of these items at Recycling Facilities in Rowan County.