CODE ENFORCEMENT

The Code Enforcement Section is responsible for the inspection and enforcement of residential and commercial properties that violate the Atlanta Housing Code, Graffiti Ordinance, and/or Commercial Maintenance and Industrial Code. Properties are inspected for violations such as:

  • decayed/damaged leaking roofs,

  • holes in flooring (both inside and out),

  • broken window glass; flaking/peeling paint,

  • units not supplied with water or adequate heat,

  • rodent infestation or unsanitary conditions,

  • overgrown, littered vacant lots,

  • junk/inoperative vehicles,

  • graffiti,

  • electrical hazards,

  • open and vacant structures,

  • dilapidated buildings, and

  • numerous other deficiencies which render properties sub standard, or unsafe to its occupants or the general public.

SUBMIT A CODE VIOLATION

https://www.atlantapd.org/i-want-to/submit-a-code-violation

There are four methods by which the Bureau of Code Compliance receives violation notices. We encourage constituent involvement as we do our part to ensure a better, safer City of Atlanta. Below are the acceptable methods for submitting a code violation.

Phone—Contact the Bureau of Code Compliance at 404.330.6190, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:15 am and 5:00 pm. to speak with a customer service representative. You may all call 311 to file a complaint 24 hours a day if you are located within the city limits of Atlanta.

Email or Fax—fax our office at 404.979.4868 or send the complaint to the Bureau of Code Compliance at codesrequests@atlantaga.gov.

Area Survey—During an inspection of a specific property, Code Enforcement Officers may also conduct an area survey for additional code violations that exist on adjacent properties.

Web Submission—Complete this form to submit a code violation request  *** Web Submissions are currently unavailable ***

What happens once I submit my code compliance violation notice?  Click here to view the process

What are some types of code violations? Here are some examples of code violations