Code Compliance provides the citizens of this community with quality inspections of potential code and ordinance violations in a responsive, courteous way. This is accomplished by maximizing the number of properties and structures that are in compliance with adopted standards. In addition, code compliance improves the safety and appearance of properties and buildings within Oglethorpe County by enforcing local ordinances, property maintenance codes, and construction codes
Code Enforcement Officer
Areas of Concern
In the case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1. For questions or reports related to brush burning and controlled fires, please call the Georgia Forestry Commission Agent for Oglethorpe County, at 706-743-5703.Or apply for a permit online. O.C.G.A. § 12-6-80 through 93
To report violations which relate to trash or dumping, please contact the Oglethorpe County BOC at 706-743-5270 or to the Georgia EPD. This includes reports relating to litter, scrap tires, accumulation of household garbage, and illegal landfills.
O.C.G.A. § 12-8-1 through 41
In the case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1
For questions or reports related to the spread of rabies and other infectious diseases, please call the Oglethorpe County Health Department at 706-743-8181.
O.C.G.A. § 31-19-1 through 10
According to Georgia’s Responsible Dog Ownership Law,
To apply for a land disturbing activity (LDA) permit or a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, please call Georgia EPD Northeast District (Athens) at 706-369-6376.
O.C.G.A. § 12-7-1 through 22
What happens I report my violation?
Problems are addressed in a confidential, friendly and understanding way. Upon receiving a report, a code enforcement officer will evaluate the situation, possibly take pictures, and determine whether a violation has occurred. If a violation exists, the officer will notify the property owner to explain the problem and suggest possible solutions. The property owner is then given reasonable time to take care of the violation. Then, a follow up inspection is performed to verify that the violation has been corrected. While most property owners comply after the first notification, those who don't may face enforcement action via the issuance of a citation and the case is sent to the Magistrate Court of Oglethorpe County. The Magistrate Court will hear testimony from the property owner and the Code Enforcement Officer and the Judge will rule on the case.