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Accella Citizen Access: Submit an Online Code Enforcement Inquiry
Submit an Online Code Enforcement Inquiry

Registration is not required for Code Enforcement Complaints. Select "Code Enforcement" on the top menu and read the disclaimer. Continue to search for an address and submit your inquiry. Anonymous inquiries may be submitted by calling 770-528-2180 or emailing [email protected] 

Community Affairs Unit

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Cobb County Police Department

The Cobb County Police Department now has a Community Affairs Unit. The Unit's goal is to foster the relationship between the police and the citizens of Cobb County in order to have a positive police-community relationship. The Unit is supervised by Sgt. Jeff Tatroe and is staffed by the following officers:

  • Fernando Pharr – Precinct 1 area 
  • Neil Penirelli and Stephen DeLoach – Precinct 2 area 
  • Randall Foley – Precinct 3 area 
  • Nathalie Jegg – Precinct 4 area 
  • Jamaar Hicks – Precinct 5 area 

The Community Affairs Unit has many programs that help build a bridge which enables residents and law enforcement to communicate, collaborate, and work together to build safer, more caring communities. Contact Sgt. Jeff Tatroe at (770) 499-3981 to see how the Community Affairs Unit can be involved with schools, neighborhoods, businesses, homeowners associations, etc.

The Code Enforcement Division will continue to investigate and enforce zoning complaints from the public on a daily basis. 

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Remember to cover your load.
Uncovered Load Ordinance

Complaints have increased about trucks with uncovered loads dumping trash in Cobb County. Watch this video to learn how you can avoid being issued a Code Enforcement Violation.

Donation Drop Box Ordinance

All Donation Drop Boxes located in unincorporated Cobb County must abide by the Official County ordinance. Failure to properly register or maintain a donation drop box may be in violation of the Official Code of Cobb County and be subject to enforcement and fines pursuant to section 134-287 (5).

Register your Donation Drop Box

View  the Official Code of Cobb County 134-287 (1)-(4) to view detailed registration information, maintenance requirements, and more.

View/Download the Donation Drop Box Guideline Brochure

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Donation Dropbox Guideline Graphic

Did Code Enforcement Remove my Sign?

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Did Code Enforcement remove my sign?

Code Enforcement officers remove approximately 17,000 signs from the public right of way yearly.  

The Temporary Sign code allows placement of signage on private property for events such as elections, church or community gatherings, yard sales, and rental or sale of individual homes. Signage should not be placed in medians, trees, utility poles, or traffic control signs or devices. All temporary signage must be located on private property with the property owner’s permission.

Group and Personal Care Homes

All persons providing personal care assistance on residential-zoned property must have a Cobb County Occupation Tax Certificate. Persons caring for two or more unrelated people must also obtain a license through the Georgia Department of Community Health,

Applicants must meet the group home ordinance requirements with Code Enforcement prior to zoning approval. View the group home codes and checklist.

Group homes and personal care homes must also be approved by the Zoning Division prior to the issuance of an Occupation Tax Certificate. Personal care homes and group home providers must contact the Cobb County Fire Marshal to file an application for inspection and to receive a Certificate of Occupancy (CO). The CO must be obtained prior to the business opening.