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