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Understanding the Value of Your Code Enforcement Team

Post Date:01/22/2018 8:25 AM

The Peachtree Corners Code Enforcement team would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! As the 2018 year begins, we would like to take this time let you know what it is our team does in your community.

Health and safety are primary ways that code enforcement officers impact our community. We are charged with enforcing adopted ordinances that take into consideration the safety and well-being of the public. Enforcement of these ordinances can be essential to the provision of safe and healthy living and working conditions for the members of the community.

While respecting the rights of property owners, code enforcement officers take action to correct conditions that include issues such as – parking on grass/dirt, too many vehicles, overgrown grass (more than 12”), trash/debris, in-operable vehicles, regular maintenance of home/business exterior – these are just a few of the issues code enforcement addresses to ensure the quality of life for our residents and business owners.

The Code Enforcement Officer will answer questions and investigate complaints from citizens on a wide variety of issues. Depending on the nature of the complaint and the results of the investigation, the officer will visit the offending property and work with the property/business owner or resident to abate any violations found.

Code enforcement is a profession that requires continual training and education to stay informed of changing codes. Officers can receive training through state and national organizations, including the Georgia Association of Code Enforcement, American Association of Code Enforcement, and the International Code Council.

The code enforcement goal is through communication and education – to provide prompt, courteous and professional service, to encourage responsible property maintenance and to gain voluntary compliance. All this helping to keep Peachtree Corners the city we are proud to call home for both our families and our businesses.

Philomena Robertson, Chief Code Enforcement Officer

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