Ordinances and Codes

County ordinances and codes regulate development, construction, and maintenance of all property in all unincorporated areas. Our Documents and Regulations page has links to most of the laws relevant to neighborhood association concerns. The complete text of all County Ordinances is also available online.

You can find answers to questions on many specific topics on our Frequently Requested Information page.

Code Enforcement Officers from the County's Quality of Life Unit and inspectors from the County's Development Division enforce most of these codes and ordinances.

How to report a code violation

You may file a code violation report either online or by calling our hotline at 770.513.5004 (24-hours/day). We are required by open records laws to disclose upon request all information about the complaint, including the identity of the person filing the complaint.

Please report erosion control violations to 678.518.6099.