Code Enforcement Section

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To ensure safe and sanitary conditions in housing and commercial properties through effective code enforcement efforts.


To make the City of Atlanta a better place to live, work, play, and conduct business through the laws and regulations governing code enforcement.

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Code of Ordinances
In Search box, enter 'Atlanta Housing Code of 1987'

The Bureau of Code Compliance is responsible for the inspection and enforcement of residential and commercial properties that violate the Atlanta Housing Code, Graffiti Ordinance, and/or Commercial Maintenance and Industrial Code. Properties are inspected for violations such as:

  • decayed/damaged leaking roofs,
  • holes in flooring (both inside and out),
  • broken window glass; flaking/peeling paint,
  • units not supplied with water or adequate heat,
  • rodent infestation or unsanitary conditions,
  • overgrown, littered vacant lots,
  • junk/inoperative vehicles,
  • graffiti,
  • electrical hazards,
  • open and vacant structures,
  • dilapidated buildings, and
  • numerous other deficiencies which render properties substandard, or unsafe to its occupants or the general public.

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Bureau of Code Compliance Affiliates

Office Hours and Contact Information
Monday – Friday
8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Tel: 404.330.6190
Fax: 404.658.7084

Contact Info
Code Enforcement Section
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

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