The Code Compliance division is responsible for locating and correcting code deviations within the Douglasville city limits. The division also maintains the city’s foreclosure registry.
The two main areas of focus for the division are residential issues and commercial issues.
The day to day operations of the Code Compliance Division are overseen by Community Development.
Here are a few of the Code Compliance Division's responsibilities:
- Temporary Sign or Banner permits
- Yard Sale Permits
- Property Maintenance Issues
- Registering Vacant or Foreclosed Property
- Prohibited Signs and Banners
- Abandoned or Junk Vehicles
- Accumulation of garbage and debris
- Business License Issues
- Historic Preservation Deviations
On August 6, 2012, the City Council approved the creation of a foreclosed and vacant property registry ordinance. This ordinance took effect November 1, 2012. The ordinance is designed to maintain current information on who owns vacant or foreclosed properties and therefore who is responsible for their maintenance and upkeep.
Who is affected by this ordinance?
Any owner or agent of foreclosed real property or vacant real property, including foreclosed real property and vacant real property which is also residential rental property, are required to register such property with the Chief of Police within (30) days of such property becoming foreclosed or vacant real property by following the provisions of this ordinance unless otherwise exempted by this ordinance or state law.
This ordinance applies to all properties within the city limits of Douglasville.
To register a property, download the Foreclosed or Vacant Property Registration Form. Fill out the form and print it out and mail, or bring the form to Code Compliance along with the fee.
Douglasville Code Compliance
6701 Church Street
Douglasville, GA 30134
Any owners or agent required to register any vacant or foreclosed real property pursuant to this Article or Georgia law shall also be required to update the information within 30 days after any change in such required information regardless of whether the information provided on the registry was in the deed under power of sale or deed in lieu of foreclosure.
The registration fee is $65.00 and is non-refundable.
A failure to register foreclosed real property and vacant real property could result in a fine up to $1,000.00 per occurrence.
Registry information is subject to the Open Records Act of the State of Georgia. To obtain any information covered by this act, you must come to the Code Compliance Division and pick up an information request form.
For further information contact Michael Newcombe at 678-449-3208.