Code Enforcement

Stonecrest Code Enforcement Division Goal

The goal of this division is to make and keep the City of Stonecrest a clean and beautiful place. Code Enforcement is responsible for enforcing codes which address health and safety issues, including regulations related to rubbish, debris, attractive nuisances, removal of vegetation, zoning and inoperable vehicles on private property.

The Code Enforcement Division strives to optimize all available resources to foster positive relationships between the Stonecrest residents, business, and industry stakeholders. This will be accomplished by voluntary compliance through various outreach methods, liaison opportunities, clearly defined code standards, and appropriate enforcement actions, both proactively and in response to citizen requests. These services help to improve and stabilize neighborhoods, protect property values and promote a healthier and safer environment.

Duties of code enforcement officers include responding to complaints and violations of the following:

  • Abandoned and improperly parked vehicles
  • Recreational or specialized vehicles within residential districts
  • Zoning issues
  • Weed abatement
  • Health and safety issues
  • Noise complaints on general or landscape contractors
  • Property maintenance related to overgrown plants, outside storage and trash and debris.
Code enforcement officers document incidents for possible litigation and educate the public through personal contact and published material. Code enforcement officers also issue warnings and, as a last resort, citations for violations

Some Examples of Violations

Code Enforcement Violation - Parking on the lawn.
Violation - Parking on the lawn.
Code Enforcement Violation - Peeling paint and weeds on buildings.
Violation - Peeling paint and weeds on buildings.
Officer W. Kirkland removes illegal signs from Turner Hill Road.
Officer W. Kirkland removes illegal signs from Turner Hill Road.
Code Enforcement Violation - Structural damage.
Violation - Structural damage.
Code Enforcement Violation - Mattress in front yard.
Violation - Mattress in front yard.


FAQ

How Do I report a complaint to the City of Stonecrest Code Enforcement Division?
Click here for a complaint form that can be printed, filled out and scanned back to our code enforcement division. Contact the Code Enforcement Department at (770) 224-0200 or email codeenforcement@stonecrestga.gov. You may also email photos of any violations to this address.

Can I remain anonymous when reporting a code enforcement violation?
Yes. We do not require that you provide any personal information. Remember that all information you provide to the City, including names, phone numbers, or email addresses, is subject to the open records laws. In other words, we must provide this information to anyone who asks for it. If you wish to remain completely anonymous, do not provide your personal information.

What do I do if I've received a notice of violation from Code Enforcement?
If you have any questions about what is required of you to achieve compliance with City of Stonecrest Code Enforcement Division, please contact the officer assigned to your case. The officer’s name is listed on the bottom of the notice you received. You can also call our main number at (770) 224-0200 and speak to anyone in the Code Enforcement Department.

Who is responsible for maintaining the appearance of our right-of-ways?
Stonecrest Code Enforcement officers will be responsible for the removal of illegal signs and small debris. Lawn maintenance, including tree and shrubbery trimming, will still be maintained by the DeKalb County.

Landlord-Tenant Information:
Georgia Landlord-Tenant Handbook https://www.dca.ga.gov/housing/housingdevelopment/programs/LandlordTenantHandbook.asp

See a violation? Please print and complete a complaint form.
Complaint Form

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