Code Enforcement is committed to forming practical partnerships with citizens, which includes the mutual goal-setting process aimed at addressing public health, physical decay and environmental issues through the provisions of education, information to the public, and the enforcement of city nuisance and regulatory ordinances.
Resolving Code Complaints
Always provide the exact location of the problem, including the house number. Give a specific description of the complaint (i.e., vehicle make, model, tag number).
- Talk to your neighbor and ask for their cooperation.
- Send the Internet Form to report the violation.
- Call (404) 559–6270 and leave a message containing the location of the complaint, nature of complaint, and a return number if you wish to be contacted.
To speak to a Police Dispatcher in reference to a non-emergency complaint please call (404) 761-2177.
Courtesy Notice – Door Hanger, Sticker or Verbal Warning
A door hanger or window sticker may be left a the location of a violation, with written instructions describing the type of violation, a suggested method of correction and the number of days to meet compliance. A re-inspection of the property will determine if the violation has been corrected. If compliance is not met, then enforcement action will begin.
Citation and Other Remedies
The citation, or official notice of violation of city code, begins the process of the non-compliant violator to appear before the City Magistrate’s Court. Property owners who fail to comply will be given a citation/summons to appear in person before the Court. Notice of violation may be sent via certified mail. Continuing violations may result in an arrest or arrest warrant, which may be followed by fines, liens and foreclosure.
Most Common Violations
- Section 10-2033
“Junked Motor Vehicle” shall mean any vehicle which is without current registration, without current tag, or which is one or more of the following:
- Partially Dismantled
- Section 7-7003(b)
It shall be unlawful to place an automotive vehicle, boat or trailer, motor coach, camper or similar type vehicle on a front, side, or rear yard.
- Section 7-7003
It shall be unlawful for the occupant of premises or the owner of premises to have or to place any of the following on said premises to the extent and in a manner that could threaten or endanger the public health, safety, or welfare or could adversely affect or impair the economic value of adjacent property.
- Any accumulation of litter, debris, garbage, dead trees, excessive leaf accumulation or animal excrement on any front, side or rear yard or any porch, or underneath any building or in any accessory building.
- Any object or objects on the front, side or rear yards, any porches or underneath any building or in any accessory building unless such objects are completely enclosed with a solid fence or such height that the objects are completely screened from the view of persons or adjacent property and to passers-by on public rights-of-way.
Any grass or weeds of a height of six (6) inches or more or any unkempt vegetation in any part of the yard.