Code Enforcement

Public Safety

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement

Fulton County Code Enforcement division works in partnership with the commercial district of unincorporated Fulton County (Fulton Industrial Boulevard) to promote and maintain a safe, desirable living and work environment. We administer a fair and unbiased process to correct code violations and zoning requirements.

The Fulton County Complaint Line, 404-612-2691, responds to citizen complaints that pertain to code enforcement, water bans, scrap tire and other environmental issues of unincorporated Fulton County. The Complaint Line service is provided to assist citizens of unincorporated Fulton County in their efforts to maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment.
For erosion controls issues: 404-612-7407
Storm water issues: 404-612-7407

All calls to the Complaint Line are anonymous.

Code Enforcement

  • Reduces blight, hazardous and unsanitary conditions.
  • Preserves the integrity of a community.
  • Protects the value of your property.
  • Encourages a sense of pride in property owners.
  • Promotes a stable community.
  • Lowers crime rates.
  • Provides safe, sustainable, and an attractive community.
  • Supports economic development.


Common Code Violations             

  • Property maintenance: All commercial properties must be maintained in clean and sanitary condition, free from the accumulation of trash, rubbish, and garbage. 
  • Landscaping: Grass, vegetation, and landscaping beds must be continually maintained.
  • Pavement and Parking Lots: Property owners must maintain the parking lot up to standards, including clear paint striping and handicapped parking spaces. Pavement and pot holes must be in compliance. 
  • Vacant Structures/Land: All vacant structures and land should be maintained in a clean, safe, secure, and sanitary condition so as not to cause blight or adversely affect public health.  


Permits: A business will need the following permits & licenses from the County, if applicable: Liquor License, Building Permit, Sign Permit, and Demolition permit 

Illegal land use: Commercial businesses must be located in the proper zoning classification. All commercial businesses must have the approval of the Zoning /Planning Department in the form of a permit before you can open your doors to the public. 
Enforcement process: 

  • Enforcement usually begins with a written Notice of violation. 
  • Violation provided to the owner and/or occupant.  
  • The notice shall be posted at the property or sent via mail.  
  • The notice shall contain a deadline for compliance. If the violation continues past the deadline, the Code Officer will issue a citation for appearance in Municipal Court. 

For more information, contact Code Enforcement Manager Lieutenant N. Dwyer at 404-613-9009.

Click here for the Code Enforcement Brochure


 Code Enforcement Contacts for Residents Outside of

Unincorporated Fulton County

 City:  Complaint Line:
City of Atlanta 404-330-6190
City of Alpharetta
City of College Park
City of East Point 404-559-6270
City of Hapeville 404-669-2123
City of Johns Creek
City of Milton
City of Palmetto 
City of Roswell
City of Sandy Springs 770-730-5600
City of South Fulton  470-809-8355 
City of Union City  770-515-7890