Code Enforcement General Information

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DeKalb County Beautification Unit

* CODE ENFORCEMENT * KEEP DEKALB BEAUTIFUL * ROADSIDE ENHANCEMENT* *CLEAN COMMUNITIES CREW *FORECLOSURE AND VACANT REGISTRY*

Code Enforcement General Information

Code Officers enforce codes/ordinances related to property maintenance, zoning, planning, special land use, signs and permits. Code works closely with the Fire Marshal and Police Services

  • The Bureau of Code Compliance is responsible for the inspection and enforcement of residential and commercial properties that violate the DeKalb County Code of Ordinances.

 

  • DeKalb County uses a criminal process and a civil process so that individuals no longer have to just be personally served. This has led to higher rate of convictions.

Properties are inspected for violations such as:

  • unregistered & unlicensed motor vehicles
  • high weeds & grass
  • decayed/damaged leaking roofs,
  • open storage of trash & debris
  • broken window glass; flaking/peeling paint,
  • units not supplied with water or adequate heat,
  • rodent infestation or unsanitary conditions,
  • overgrown, littered vacant lots,
  • junk/inoperable vehicles,
  • graffiti,
  • electrical hazards,
  • vacant & unsecured structures,
  • dangerous, uninhabitable & unfit buildings, and
  • various other deficiencies which render properties substandard, or unsafe to its occupants or the general public.

For a complete description of DeKalb County codes, please visit www.municode.com