Code Compliance

All property owners and occupants are responsible for maintaining their properties in accordance with certain standards. These standards are designed to protect the environment and maintain the appearance and property values within our city.

The Code Compliance Division is responsible for assuring that all existing residential and non-residential structures and all existing premises maintain minimum requirements and standards as set forth by the International Property Maintenance Code as adopted by the City Council. Click here to learn more about the standards and frequent code violations. Read more in the 2019 Code Enforcement Guide.

Reporting Code Violations

All issues involving criminal activity should be directed to the Police Department at 678-382-6900. For issues that may result in immediate harm to yourself, others, or property, please dial 9-1-1 immediately.

There are two (2) ways you may submit requests:

1.) Go to

2.) Download the mobile app “iWorQ Service Request” and using the Agency Code of Dunwoody

You may also email or call 678-382-6890

Please Note: the City of Dunwoody does not oversee sanitation services. Please contact DeKalb County Sanitation Services regarding residential or commercial sanitation services.

When reporting a concern please have the following information ready:

  • Address or description of the issue location
  • Description of the specific issue
  • Length of time you have been aware of the issue
  • Any information regarding previous compliance actions taken by the city 

Please keep in mind that all complaints are public record and subject to the Georgia Open Records Act . Persons reporting a concern are not required to provide their name or contact information unless they wish to be contacted by our compliance official for follow-up information.

Multi-Family Code Compliance
In addition to the traditional methods of addressing code violations, the City Council has adopted a proactive policy aimed to ensure all multi-family residential properties are maintained in accordance with adopted codes for property maintenance. 

The multi-family code compliance program includes a combination of code compliance inspections of the interiors and exteriors of multi-family residential properties.  These inspections have proven to be a useful tool to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of Dunwoody citizens living in multi-family housing.

Exterior Inspections
The city’s Code Compliance Team performs the exterior inspections for multi-family residential properties. During the inspection, the code compliance team takes photographs and makes notes of potential property maintenance code violations. The code compliance team then compiles the inspection data into a concise report illustrating issues and violations on the respective property. The report is then presented to the property management of the property in question for the building owner’s immediate attention. 

Interior Inspections
In 2011, all the interiors of residential units were required to be inspected by a certified third-party inspector to monitor basic life safety issues and the general overall condition of the interior units. Each year, 20% of the residential units must be inspected with the inspection reports submitted to the city. The city maintains a list of Certified Inspectors.

Current certification requirements include: licensed design professional (architect or engineer) or one of the following certifications from the International Code Council: Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector, Housing Rehabilitation Inspector, Building Inspector, Building Plan Examiner, or Commercial Combination Inspector. If your company is interested in becoming an approved third party inspector please contact VInce Hines, Chief Building Official at 678-382-6700 or

2020 Code Compliance Template

2021 Code Compliance Template