CLICK HERE for details about COVID-19 information and updates.

    CLICK HERE for details about Franklin County Amended Proclamation of a State of Emergency issuing Curfew

    CLICK HERE for Consent to Franklin County State of Emergency issuing Curfew within the Town of Louisburg

    CLICK HERE for Franklin County Planning Projections


    CLICK HERE for Franklin County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center

    To help ensure residents can remain in their homes and slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Town of Louisburg will not disconnect residential service or assess late fees for at least the next 60 days. Please keep in mind that customers will be responsible for paying for all usage and, if possible, should continue to pay on their accounts to avoid accumulating large balances.  Call Town Hall, 919-496-3406, if you have any questions or concerns.


  • Police Department office closed to public

    The Police Department office/lobby will be closed from March 31, 2020, through the expiration of Governor Cooper’s executive orders limiting non-essential activities due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Please call our main line at (919)496-4175 for all non-emergency needs or 911 for all emergencies.

  • Annual Drinking Water Report

    Annual drinking water report is available by Town of Louisburg.
    Drinking Water Week is May 3-9, 2020. High-Quality Water is “There When You Need It.”
    This report is a snapshot of the water quality in Louisburg.

    Search 2019 Water Report

    American Water Works Association

    Franklin County Press Release: Drinking Water Week

  • Friday Nights on the Tar Concert Canceled

    Friday Nights on the Tar Concert series scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2020 is canceled.
    Check our Town of Louisburg Website for updated information regarding FNOTT Concert for June.
    If you have questions about FNOTT please contact Louisburg Parks and Recreation Director, Colton Young at 919-497-1010.

Code Enforcement

Legal Authority of Cities and Towns

Municipal governments in North Carolina, most often known as cities or towns, are created by act of the NC General Assembly. The creation of the municipality is formalized in a Charter that sets forth specific organizational elements and fundamentals of the governing authority for the municipality. All law (ordinance) making authority for cities is granted or restricted by the General Assembly. While broad authority has been granted municipalities to enact ordinances maintaining the Public Health, Safety, and Welfare, other General Statutes tightly control the operation of specific aspects of local ordinance. An example of this is clearly scene in the NC annexation law and municipal construction contracting law. These are examples of how the State of North Carolina dictates the specific regulations and procedures by which municipalities may undertake the respective activity, without any municipal modification allowed whatsoever. In some cases the State enacts specific legislation that restricts municipalities from any rights of regulation for specific activities. Examples of this are clearly demonstrated in the ABC Commissions ability to regulate alcohol sales and restrict the zoning authority of the town to disallow such sales in the town and the preemption of zoning regulations affecting the placement of Family Care Homes in residential districts in municipalities.

The Louisburg Town Code applies to all property located within the Corporate Limits of Louisburg and can be found here: Louisburg Municipal Code

Question: What is the difference between a town, city, hamlet, or village etc. in North Carolina? Is it Size? Is it population? Is it budget size?
Actually, the determination of whether a municipality is identified as a city, town, village, hamlet, or some other name is based on how the Town Charter identifies the entity. That is why you may see a municipality that has 75,000 citizens referred to as a “Village” while another entity of 1200 people is called a “City”.

Code Enforcement in Louisburg

Social order is maintained in the United States through the adoption and enforcement of Law. Laws enacted in and applicable to the citizens of the State of North Carolina are known as General Statutes (NCGS). Local law is enacted by local governing bodies such as Town Councils and County Commissioners. Unless otherwise authorized by General Statute, law adopted by a governing body is only applicable to that specific jurisdiction within the city limits. A number of development related laws are applicable outside of the city limits into an area known as the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), these include the Zoning Ordinance, Watershed Protection, Subdivision, Flood Hazard Ordinance, and others. In Louisburg the ETJ extends to an area delineated approximately one mile beyond the city limits in all directions.

Laws adopted by the Louisburg Town Council are known as Ordinances. Ordinances assure the protection of the Public Health, Welfare, and Safety and are also affected by local culture, values, and characteristics. The Equal Protection of all citizen rights assures that the entire community and not specific individuals are guaranteed equal rights and privileges.

Ordinances may be entered into an organized format and categorized for ease of use. This collection of ordinances, so organized, is known as the Louisburg Town Code. The Town Code is an easy reference to most all ordinances. The Code includes the Town Charter and regulations ranging from speed limits on local streets to specific requirements for Taxi driver licenses.

The Louisburg Code Enforcement officer is Mr. Tony King, 919-497-1003. Most common enforcement activities are related to (1) Nuisance lots which have unsafe material, high grass, trash, or debris located upon them; (2) Abandoned or Junked Vehicles in Louisburg, (3) Unsafe Housing, or (4) Animal related issues.

Specific ordinances of interest that are often inquired about are linked to in the adjoining Section.

Zoning Map


Mr. Tony King,
Code Enforcement Officer
Phone: 919-497-1003