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Complaint Line for Code Enforcement: 678-610-4755
Code Enforcement FAQs
In all residential zoning districts, recreational vehicles or equipment including non-commercial trailers, may be parked or stored only in the side yard or rear yard or in an enclosed building. No such recreational vehicle or equipment shall be used for living, sleeping or housekeeping purposes when parked or stored on a residential lot, or in any location not approved for such use. With the exception of recreational vehicles and commercial vehicles parked temporarily in conjunction with a service, sale, delivery or pickup, no vehicle with more than six wheels or two axles or that weighs more than 14,000 pounds or that is over 20 feet in length, or seven feet in height, or seven feet in width shall be parked in a residential district.
The owner or occupant of real property within a residential zoned district shall not allow any vehicles, trailers or other motorized equipment to remain in an inoperable condition for more than 30 days unless such vehicle, trailer of other motorized equipment is parked within a fully enclosed garage or carport attached to the residence. It shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of the section for a vehicle or trailer to be without one or more wheels or tires, broken windows, or be in a state of disrepair for more than 30 days.
This regulation addresses two problems associated with vehicle storage and repair:
• The blighting influence that improperly stored inoperable vehicles have on a neighborhood
• The neighborhood mechanic who attempts to operate a vehicle repair business from home.
Regular vehicle maintenance and basic repairs are allowed under this code as long as the following conditions are met.
Except as provided for in other regulations, no inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled. Painting of vehicles is prohibited unless conducted inside an approved spray booth.
Exception: A vehicle of any type is permitted to undergo major overhaul, including body work, provided that such work is performed inside a structure or similarly enclosed area designed and approved for such purposes. Of course, this regulation does not affect the storage of vehicles on property that complies with applicable zoning or license requirements, such as repair garages, salvage yards and similar establishments.
It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant or person in possession of any real property to utilize such real property for the outside storage of any ice box, refrigerator, stove or other appliance, furniture, clothing, machinery, equipment, glass, iron, paper, cordage, or other waste material, including; building rubbish, trash, garbage or similar items, without a special permit therefore issued by the director of the Department of Community Development.
All solid waste containers from which collections are made shall be placed to the rear of the building line of the residence, except on the days of scheduled pickup, with the container tightly sealed or enclosed. All trash containers shall be located within 150 feet from the curb or paving of a public street; except collection may be made at a greater distance in accordance with the terms of a special contract to be entered into by the party desiring service and the contracted firm serving the area.
Mold complaints are typically civil in nature and involve many aspects of Landlord/Tenant law. Additionally, privately owned mold remediation companies are available at the cost of the homeowner and/or renter.
Although mold is not handled by Code Enforcement directly, some underlying code violations that cause the mold; such as plumbing issues, leaks, etc., fall under the jurisdiction of Code Enforcement.
It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant or person in possession of any real property to utilize such real property for the outside storage of any ice box, refrigerator, stove or other appliance, furniture, clothing, machinery, equipment, glass, iron, paper, cordage, or other waste material, including building rubbish, trash, garbage or similar items, without a special permit therefore issued by the director of the department of community development.
It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant or person in possession of any real property to allow a swimming pool, wading pool, hot tub or any similar structure to be in disrepair such that water can stand in the pool or structure and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. All pools and similar structures must be in good operating condition with the water filtered and chlorinated or fully covered and any exposed water in the pool, structure or on the cover must be treated to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes.
The owner or person in possession of any abandoned or vacant buildings or structures shall secure and board up such buildings or structures to prevent entry by animals, vermin or trespassers.
It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant or person in possession of any real property to allow grass, weeds, and similar plants to grow on said property to a height in excess of ten inches. It shall be the duty and responsibility of every such owner, occupant or person in possession to keep the property clean and to remove from the premises all such abandoned or prohibited items listed in the Quality of Life code, including but not limited to dead trees, trash, rubbish, garbage, and the like.
‘Click Clayton’ accomplishes four key objectives: promotes citizen engagement, increases staff efficiency, reduces calls and office visits, and resolves requests quickly. It gives citizens a way to give the county information and report non-emergency issues directly from their mobile device.
Residents can file complaints regarding a number of issues; such as illegal dumping, abandoned vehicles, code violations and dead animal pickups.
2. An officer is assigned to the case and will make contact with the complaint within 72 hours of receiving the complaint.
3. If an ordinance violation is seen, the officer will take photographs of the violation to be uploaded to a case file, and a Notice of Violation will be posted on the property or hand delivered to the homeowner or renter of the property.
4. The NOV (Notice of Violation) will state the ordinance violation that was observed and a date by which the violation must be brought into compliance. For Quality of Life Codes, the property must be brought into compliance within 5 business days. For International Property Maintenance Code violations, the property must be brought into compliance within 30 days unless it is deemed to be of an imminent threat or danger to community by the Code Enforcement Officer.
5. If an address has a history of previous violations or if the officer deems the violation serious enough in nature, citations may be issued immediately without issuing a notice of violation first.
6. If on the scheduled follow-up date, the officer sees the property has been brought into compliance - the case is closed, and no further action is necessary.
7. If the officer sees the property is still in violation, the homeowner or tenant will receive a Magistrate Citation. This citation will have a court date, time to appear, and will include a fine based on the ordinance violation.