The Code Enforcement Division is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Kennesaw by providing effective enforcement of City adopted ordinances, housing codes, and zoning codes. Code Enforcement strives to achieve compliance through:

- encouraging voluntary compliance with codes and ordinances
- educating citizens through neighborhood meetings, personal contact, and media outlets
- patrolling the city on a frequent and regular basis for violations
- responding promptly to citizen complaints
- coordinating services with other departments at the city, county, and state level and issuing court summons for violations when necessary

The City encourages citizens to participate in keeping Kennesaw a clean, safe place to live and raise families by obeying codes and reporting possible violations, particularly in these areas:

Junk vehicles
Overgrown yards or lots
Illegal dumping
Illegal signs
Dilapidated housing
Immediate Safety Concerns (abandoned refrigerators, unsecured pools, aggressive/vicious animals, etc.)

You can find a quick link to the city code of ordinances below.  The relevant chapters are Environment (Chapter 46); Offenses (Chapter 62.6); Solid Waste (Chapter 74);  and Zoning Appendix A. 

Click here for the Code of Ordinances

Click here to make a report

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