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Code Enforcement / Community Development

Department Overview

The Office of Code Enforcement and Community Development is a licensing, permitting, compliance inspection and enforcement agency for the City of Athens. The goal of the Code Enforcement Office is to provide a service to the community which maintains and enhances the quality of life for all citizens.

Routine permit processing includes residential and commercial zoning for new construction and alteration, signs, use, flood hazard, land development, landscaping and subdivisions.

Other responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Residential rental program encompasses over 5,300 registered rental units with health and safety inspections being conducted yearly.
  • Contractors conducting work within city limits must be registered with our department annually. Registration includes filing of liability insurance as well as other required submittals.
  • Vending including the “A” & “B” Vendors with vending trailers on E. Union Street as well as peddler and solicitor licenses.
  • Investigation and compliance enforcement of complaints on grass and weeds, parking, housing, signage, and trash.

Hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our office is located at 28 Curran Drive (at the back side of West Elementary School).



Contact Us
Theresa G. Gerren
Administrative Assistant
Email

Dept. of Development,
Enforcement & Facilities

Ph: (740) 592-3306
Fx: (740) 594-6304
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