Code Compliance

The Code Compliance Department is responsible for enforcing many City ordinances including, but not limited to, the Zoning Ordinance; landscaping and Tree Ordinance; Property Maintenance Ordinance; Soil and Sediment Control Ordinance, Illicit Discharge Ordinance; Development Regulations; Littering, and condemnation of unsafe structures.

Compliance of all City Codes and Ordinances usually begins with a written Notice of Violation provided to the owner and/or occupant. The notice is sent certified mail to the owner of the property. The notice shall contain a deadline of no more than thirty (30) days for compliance. If the violation continues past the deadline, the Compliance Officer will issue a citation for appearance in St Marys Municipal Court. All ordinances can be found here.

 If you have a complaint please email codecompliance@stmarysga.gov

                                                       Some of the most common reported violations include:
 
Abandoned/junk vehicles
Accumulation of trash and debris
Illegal dumping and littering
Illegal signs
Illegal cutting of trees
Illegal home occupation
Overgrown grass/weeds
Zoning and permit violations
Fences or walls in disrepair
Open and outdoor storage
Building or demolition without a permit
Erosion control
Land disturbance

Dilapidated structures
Parking of boats, RV's and oversized commerical trucks