Code Enforcement

Code enforcement addresses a wide range of issues that affect the environment, health, safety, property values and general well-being of all residents in Alpharetta. Code enforcement ensures that residential and business properties are properly maintained, that trash and debris are disposed of and that inoperative/junk vehicles are not illegally stored.

The Code Enforcement Division’s routine functions include:


• Systematic code enforcement patrol of the entire city

• Investigate citizen complaints

• Contact code violators and monitor compliance activity

• Bring unresolved code violations to the Code Enforcement Board and present evidence of the violation for the Board’s consideration



  • Can I keep chickens on my property?

  • There may be mold in my residence, what can I do?

  • What is Accumulation of Rubbish, how do I get rid of it?

  • Can the City cut the grass at a vacant or foreclosed property?

  • Do I need a building permit to repair or replace my deck or finish my basement?

  • Do I need a building permit to replace major appliances such as a water heater or air conditioner?

  • How do I report a City Code Violation?

  • My neighbor does not follow our HOA rules. Can the City force compliance?

  • My neighbor’s house is a mess. Can’t anybody help me?

  • What are fence and wall requirements?

  • What do I do if I receive a notice of violation from Code Enforcement?

  • What is considered an inoperative vehicle?

  • What is the height limit on high grass and weeds in my yard?

  • Where can I store my boat or recreational vehicle on my property?

  • Who do I contact about dogs in my neighborhood?