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Housing Complaints

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Community Development COVID-19 Limited Operations Notice
COVID-19 Update

The Community Development Agency, including all listed divisions, will continue operations at limited capacity, effective March 18, 2020: Business License, Code Enforcement, Planning & Economic Development, Development & Inspections, Erosion Control, and Zoning. All front-facing divisions are following special procedures explained in this article.

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Tenant Complaints

Tenant Complaints

Tenant complaints for rental property located within unincorporated Cobb County may be submitted to the Housing Complaints & Nuisance Abatement Coordinator. The compliant must be an original letter that includes the following:

  • The tenant's contact information (name, address, phone number, Apt number, building number),
  • The landlord's contact information (name, address, phone number), and
  • A detailed list of the issues the tenant wants inspected.
  • The letter must be signed by the tenant.
  • A copy of the letter must also be sent to your Landlord.

Learn about the process to start a tenant complaint case.

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Nuisance Abatement

Nuisance Abatement

A property eligible for nuisance abatement must:

  • be unfit for human habitation or for commercial, industrial, or business use and not in compliance with applicable codes;
  • be vacant and being used in connection with the commission of drug crimes; OR
  •  constitute an endangerment to the public health or safety as a result of unsanitary or unsafe condition

Learn about the nuisance abatement process and how to initiate a case.

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