Code Compliance

We are dedicated to preserving a friendly hometown community for all our residents and businesses by developing resources in response to a wide range of issues which affect the environment, health, safety, property values and the general well-being of our community.

The City of Acworth strives to be a good neighbor and partner by committing to work with the public through education and awareness. With the responsibility to over 22,280 residents, 812 businesses (and growing), we will continue to keep Acworth beautiful and safe for all.

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The Code Compliance Division is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Acworth by providing effective compliance of City adopted ordinances, housing codes, and zoning codes. The Code Compliance Division strives to achieve compliance through:

  • Encouraging voluntary compliance with codes and ordinances
  • Educating citizens through neighborhood meetings, personal contact, and media outlets
  • Patrolling the city on a frequent and regular basis for violations
  • Responding promptly to citizen complaints
  • Coordinating services with other departments at the city, county, and state level and issuing court summons for violations when necessary

The City encourages citizens to participate in keeping Acworth a clean, safe place to live and raise families by obeying codes and reporting possible violations, particularly in these areas:

  • Junk vehicles
  • Overgrown yards or lots
  • Illegal dumping
  • Graffiti
  • Illegal signs
  • Dilapidated housing
  • Immediate Safety Concerns (abandoned refrigerators, unsecured pools, aggressive/vicious animals, etc.)


This is a guideline for the steps of the violation process:

Regardless of the violation, all residences and businesses within the City of Acworth are required to adhere to the codes/ordinances set forth by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen in the Acworth Code of Ordinances.

You may receive a warning on your door and/or a letter stating the violation(s) – this is a warning to seek self-compliance within 3 days to correct the violations. If more time is needed, contact information is located on the warning.  When compliance is met, no further action is required for the residence or business.

If the violation is not complied in the manor set forth by the Code of Ordinances, zoning ordinance, or any other relevant codes/ordinances, a citation and a fine of $1,200 may be issued.

Code Compliance Documents:

Community Resource Quick Links:

To report a violation email to: