Many citizens may not be sure what a code violation is, what to do if they suspect a code violation or how to report a possible code violation.
How do I know a code violation exists?
There are many types of violations, too numerous to list here. Some common violations are described on this site. Please keep in mind the differences between personal opinions and code violations. In order for a code violation to exist, there must be a definite violation of Forsyth County codes.
As an example, if your neighbors paint their home a color you dislike, it is not a code violation. It may be in violation of a community covenant or deed restriction, but is not a code violation. Code Enforcement does not enforce community covenants or deed restrictions. Those are civil issues pursued privately by individuals or organizations.
To report a code violation:
Call the Code Enforcement administrative office during business hours Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 678.513.5893. After hours and on holidays and weekends, please leave a detailed message of the complaint and a contact number if you wish to have follow-up contact.
Submit an online complaint form at www.forsythco.com simply by clicking on the ‘File a Complaint Online’ link to the left.
· Specific address or detailed location of the code violation
· Detailed description of the code violation
· Time and date violation occurred
Code Enforcement respects your confidentially and will accept anonymous complaints. However, we are unable to provide follow-up information with anonymous complaints and do encourage complainant information. All complaints received by the Code Enforcement Department are subject to The Freedom of Information Act records requests.