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Code Enforcement in DeKalb County
Call the County Code Enforcement Office at (770) 724-7940, to
report any code violations. They will ask you for your name, but you do
not have to provide it, in order for your complaint to be processed.
Their address is: 1950 West Exchange Place (3rd Floor), Tucker, GA 30084
a message, but BE BRIEF. Give the
address (speak clearly and slowly) and your complaint.
Do not expect to be called back. Expect a month for any results...always
here to read about the Noise Ordinance.
is a summary of the more common code violations:
All litter, trash and
debris thrown from vehicles are prohibited.
Grass and weeds must be
maintained below 18 inches in height.
Outside storage is
prohibited. This includes such items as tires, appliances, auto parts,
old furniture, trash, junk vehicles, and dead trees. All stored items must be kept in an area enclosed on all
sides by walls and a roof.
Storage buildings may only
be located in the rear yard and a building permit is required before
the unit may be put on the premises.
Fences may only be 4 feet high in the front yard or 8 feet high in the side or rear yard.
Signs may not be erected
in the right of way, nor may they be placed on utility poles.
Junk vehicles (any vehicle
which is inoperable or does not bear current tags) may not be parking
in residential zones.
Parking of vehicles on
unpaved, untreated surface (for example, on the grass) is prohibited.
Commercial vehicles are restricted
in residential zones. Business vehicles such as passenger cars or
pick-ups must be parked in a carport or to the side or rear of the
house. Other commercials vehicles (e.g. semi tractors, panel vans,
school buses, cargo vans) may not be kept in a residential
Boats and trailers may
only be parked to the side or rear of one's house, or within a carport
Transient sales (i.e. yard
sales) are restricted. No selling may take place within 50 feet of the
curb. A business license must be obtained prior to setting up for
Once notice is given,
failure to fix the violation within 10 days results in a citation
issued for a court appearance.