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  • What is an unsafe vacant property?
    A property that is severely overgrown that has unsanitary conditions and/or is open or unsecured in a way that would allow unauthorized entry.


  • What happens if/when my case goes to court?
    On the assigned date, the City of Atlanta Municipal Court will proceed with a formal hearing. The Code Enforcement Officer who issued the citation will normally be present, along with the Judge and Solicitor. Defendants have the right to present evidence in their defense and may be given the opportunity to present a reasonable plan of action to bring the property into compliance.


  • What are the penalties of a court citation?
    Penalties are as follows:
    o A fine ranging from $100 to $1,000 per violation
    o Jail time - between 1 to 60 days maximum per violation, but not to exceed 180 days
    for all charges
    o Alternative compliance such as demolition, order to vacate, and\or clean and close the
    o Community service

Contact Info

Office of Code Enforcement
818 Pollard Blvd. SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
Tel: 404-546-3800
Fax: 404 658-7084
Fax: 404 525-6614  

Major James Shaw
Tel: 404-546-3800
Fax: 404 658-7084

Lt. Joe Cummings
Assistant Commander
Tel: 404-546-3086
Fax: 404 658-7084

Deborah Heard
Registration Coordinator
Tel: 404-546-3800
Fax: 404 658-7084

Last updated: 4/6/2015 12:10:06 PM