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

The Code Enforcement Division is responsible for the inspection and enforcement of residential and commercial properties that violate the DeKalb County Code of Ordinances.

DeKalb County has a commitment to provide safe living conditions for all its  residents. It takes a cooperative effort of investors, owners, tenants and
the county to achieve a successful property maintenance program.

The DeKalb County Codes Compliance Administration uses a comprehensive approach to promote healthy and safe communities in Unincorporated DeKalb County through investigation of violations and enforcement of county ordinances.

Staff helps to promote self-reliance towards a
positive physical image of the city and works hard
to find ways to get residents to work together so everyone can be a part of the solution.

Certified Code Enforcement Officers respond to complaints and patrol their assigned areas proactively to identify code violations. When a violation is found, property owners and/or occupants are then given a
specified time to correct the violation. Failure to comply with a Notice of Violation may result in property abatement and/or receiving a summons to appear in court.


  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


How to Report a Complaint

Submit a complaint via E-mail:
Call in a complaint:  404-687-3700


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