Code Compliance Division
The City of McDonough's Code Compliance Division works each and every day to ensure that the "Geranium City" remains a safe and desirable place to live and do business for all of our residents and visitors. The job of Code Compliance Officers is to help maintain the safety and quality of our community. They do this through a fair and unbiased compliance program that corrects violations of the City of McDonough's Codes, which have been voted on and approved by Mayor and Council. However, Mayor and Council do not handle compliance of the City Codes and or concern(s).
Code compliance works with residents, neighborhood associations, businesses, nonprofits, and other City Departments to ensure that the City of McDonough remains the best place in Georgia to live, work, and play.
Feel free to visit our office if you need assistance with completing the form or wish to speak with someone in person. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be glad to assist you. We look forward to meeting you!
- Why is the Code important?
The municipal code of the City of McDonough creates structure within the City government and protects the welfare of the citizens and the environment. The Code is accessible to all citizens on the City of McDonough’s website or at City Hall.
- How does the Code Compliance Office enforce the City Code?
The Code Compliance Office enforces the code when a violation is reported or found.
In most cases, the person responsible for the violation is notified of the violation, briefed on how to correct the violation in order to meet compliance requirements, and given an opportunity to correct the violation within an established time period.
If voluntary compliance efforts are unsuccessful, then the responsible person is issued a citation and ordered to appear before the Judge in the McDonough Municipal Court.
- What is the McDonough City Code?
The municipal code of the City of McDonough is a charter and a book of ordinances used as a tool in the administration of the City's affairs and to create an active law for the City of McDonough.
For more information, please see the code online.
- What is the Code Compliance Office?
The Code Compliance Office is a functional area within the Planning and Zoning Division of the Community Development Department. Our focus is the enforcement of the City Codes and the Zoning Ordinance through education and compliance.
- How do I report an ordinance violation?
You can report a violation directly to the Code Enforcement Office by telephone at 678-414-8330, by email or by letter to:
Community Development Department
Code Enforcement Office
136 Keys Ferry Street
McDonough, GA 30253