Code Compliance Department


The Code Compliance Department enforces housing, property maintenance, sanitation, and zoning codes to promote a safe, clean, and healthy environment. This includes open or structurally unsound vacant structures, overgrown lots with litter and debris, derelict or abandoned vehicles and unsafe occupied residential dwellings. It utilizes the Recorder’s Court of Chatham County in the code enforcement process as required and contracts for the elimination of unsafe and unsanitary conditions resulting from code violations. The Department also educates the public on code compliance requirements.

This agency is also responsible for regulatory enforcement of alcohol and beverage establishments, Short-Term Vacation Rentals, parking and tour permits for motor coaches, animal-drawn carriage tours, pedicab, food vendors, vehicles for hire, and towing operators.

For permitting please refer to the appropriate department below: