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Code Enforcement

Code Officers enforce codes/ordinances related to property maintenance, zoning, planning, special land use, signs and permits. Code works closely with the Fire Marshall and Police Services.

The Code Enforcement Division is responsible for the inspection and enforcement of residential and commercial properties that violate the DeKalb County Code of Ordinances.

Report a Violation

Call in a complaint: 404-687-3700

Submit a complaint via E-mail:

Submit a complaint online:


Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1807 Candler Road

Decatur, GA 30032

Frequently Asked Questions

See a list of Code Enforcement most frequently asked questions and their answers by visiting here:

Abatement Program

The purpose of an Abatement Program is to develop an efficient way to address abandoned or occupied properties in unincorporated DeKalb County that have been left to deteriorate and become eyesores in the community.

To get more information on the Abatement Program, visit their webpage:

Foreclosure Registry and the Vacant Property Registry 

The DeKalb County Foreclosure Registry and the Vacant Property Registry were established as a means to protect neighborhoods from becoming blighted through the lack of adequate maintenance and security of properties that are vacant.

To register a foreclosed or vacant property click here:

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