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(Lawrenceville, Ga., Feb. 21, 2023) – It’s the first major step – Gwinnett Commissioners today voiced their support to adopt the International Property Maintenance Code, with local amendments tailored to the needs of Gwinnett County.

If the policy changes, Gwinnett County code enforcement officers will be able to work with tenants at residential rental properties to make sure the interior of the home is up to code. As it stands today, officers don’t have the authority to issue citations for interior code violations.

Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson said as the County grows and evolves, the Board’s support is a step in the right direction.  

 “Everyone deserves a safe and comfortable place to live,” said Hendrickson. “This resolution not only ensures our residents feel valued, it holds landlords accountable for how their properties are maintained.” 

The amendments are limited to residential rental properties to allow Gwinnett County to effectively address complaints by tenants.

State law requires the Department of Community Affairs to conduct a 60-day review of the proposed changes prior to final adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code by the Board of Commissioners.

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