Code Enforcement staff focuses on ensuring compliance with the city's municipal code and zoning ordinance as they pertain to the regulation of activities that may affect the city's quality of life, its aesthetics and the welfare of its citizens. Specific information on code violations may be found in the city's ordinances within the city code. The Code Enforcement Department addresses violations of Fairburn's noncriminal codes and ordinances.
The Code Enforcement 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, the responsible person will be issued a citation and ordered to appear before the Judge of the Municipal Court of Fairburn.
Reporting a violation can be made directly to the Code Enforcement Office by telephone, letter, fax, in person, or email. An acknowledgment of the complaint will be made within 24 hours.