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From permitting home construction projects to providing garbage, recycling, and water service, the City of Atlanta strives to provide excellent customer service to homeowners and renters.

Office of Buildings Inspection Division: 404.865.8400

Office of Housing: 404.330.6390



Services & Utilities
Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste: Curbside solid waste pick-up services
Watershed Management: Water/sewer service, water conservation, and water quality information

Alarm Systems

Atlanta Smoke Alarm Program: the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department's initiative to put a smoke alarm in every home in Atlanta, free of charge. Call 404.546.2733 for more information
Home Security Alarm Systems: As part of the City's efforts to reduce false alarms, Atlanta residents are now required to register their home security alarm systems.

Household Sustainability Resources


Georgia Power Energy Audit: Free energy assessments to support household energy conservation

Rainwater Harvesting: Information and resources for home rainwater harvesting

Housing Assistance

Atlanta Affordable Homeownership Program: Invest Atlanta provides mortgage payment and down payment assistance to qualified homeowners, either current or prospective
Atlanta Housing Authority Housing Choice Program: Rental assistance for low-income families


Home Repairs & Alterations
Residential General Repairs Permits: A permit is needed for residential repairs costing $2,500 or more

Tree Inspection & Removal


City of Atlanta Arborist Division: Inspections services and permitting for the removal of dead or dying trees on private property

Building Inspections

Inspector meetings
: Contact information for all city building inspection units
Code Enforcement: Information for submitting a building code violation enforcement request

Property Taxes
Fulton County Tax Commissioner: Online property tax payments for Fulton County residents
Dekalb County Tax Commissioner: Online property tax payment for Dekalb County residents

Last updated: 8/10/2016 12:00:32 PM