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Responsibility for Exterior Maintenance
The owner of the premises shall maintain the structures and exterior property in compliance with these requirements, except as otherwise provided for in this code. A person shall not occupy as owner-occupant or permit another person to occupy premises which are not in a sanitary and safe condition and which do not comply with the requirements of this chapter. Occupants of a dwelling unit, rooming unit, or housekeeping unit are responsible for keeping in a clean, sanitary, and safe condition that part of the dwelling unit, rooming unit, housekeeping unit, or premises which they occupy and control.
Yards. All premises yards and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds in excess of 12 inches in height. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited.
Trees, shrubs, or Vegetation. All trees, shrubs, or other vegetation on the premises that block visibility of oncoming traffic from driveways or road intersections that are a danger to the public, or that are in advanced stages of rot, decay, or dying, as determined by the city arborist, shall be moved or removed and disposed of by the premises owner in a manner approved by the city.
Inoperable Motor Vehicles. Except in areas allowed by the Zoning Code, no inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept, or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled. Painting of vehicles is prohibited unless conducted inside an approved spray booth.
Pools and Spas. Swimming pools and similar structures, such as spas and hot tubs, shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, free of algae and mosquitoes, and kept in good repair.
Exterior Walls and Fences. All exterior walls and fences shall be free from holes, breaks, and loose or rotting materials and maintained weatherproof and properly surface-coated where required to prevent deterioration. All damaged or missing portions of a fence shall be replaced with comparable materials and shall be attached to the existing portion of the fence. Fences shall not be externally braced in lieu of replacing or repairing structural members.
Trash or Garbage. All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.
Insect and Rodent Infestation. All structures shall be kept free from insect and rodent infestation. All structures in which insects or rodents are found shall be promptly exterminated by approved processes that will not be injurious to human health. After extermination, proper precautions shall be taken to prevent reinfestation. The owner of any structure shall be responsible for extermination within the structure prior to renting or leasing the structure. The owner of a structure containing two or more dwelling units, a multiple occupancy, a rooming house, or a nonresidential structure shall be responsible for extermination in the public or shared areas of the structure and exterior property.
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What is an interior property maintenance violation?All residential rental properties in the City of Peachtree Corners must be maintained consistent with the International Property Maintenance Code and City of Peachtree Corners Maintenance Code. If your apartment or rental home is damaged, improperly maintained, unsanitary, or unsafe, there may be a violation of County codes that the property owner is required to fix.
What are some examples of interior code violations that Code Enforcement can help correct?Interior code violations include leaking pipes, broken toilets, electrical hazards, broken windows or doors, structural damage, or any unsafe or unsanitary condition that is the responsibility of the landlord, property manager, or property owner to maintain.
General. The interior of a structure and equipment therein shall be maintained in good repair, structurally sound, and in a sanitary condition. Occupants shall keep that part of the structure which they occupy or control in a clean and sanitary condition. Every owner of a structure containing a rooming house, housekeeping units, a hotel, a dormitory, two or more dwelling units or two or more nonresidential occupancies, shall maintain, in a clean and sanitary condition, the shared or public areas of the structure and exterior property.
Interior surfaces. All interior surfaces, including windows and doors, shall be maintained in a good, clean, and sanitary condition. Peeling, chipping, flaking, or abraded paint shall be repaired, removed, or covered. Cracked or loose plaster, decayed wood, and other defective surface conditions shall be corrected.
Stairs and walking surfaces. Every stair, ramp, landing, balcony, porch, deck, or other walking surface shall be maintained in a safe and sound condition and in good repair.
Handrails and guards. Every handrail and guard shall be firmly fastened and capable of supporting normally imposed loads and shall be maintained in good condition.
Light and Ventilation. Every habitable space shall have at least one window of approved size facing directly to the outdoors or to a court. The minimum total glazed area for every habitable space shall be 8 percent of the floor area of such room. Every habitable space shall have at least one openable window. The total openable area of the window in every room shall be equal to at least 45 percent of the minimum glazed area required
Plumbing and Fixtures. All plumbing fixtures shall be properly installed and maintained in good working order and shall be kept free from obstructions, leaks, and defects, and be capable of performing the function for which such plumbing fixtures are designed. All plumbing fixtures shall be maintained in a safe, sanitary, and functional condition
Water System. Every sink, lavatory, bathtub, shower, drinking fountain, water closet, or other plumbing fixture shall be properly connected to either a public water system or an approved private water system. Water heating facilities shall be properly installed, maintained, and capable of providing an adequate amount of water to be drawn at every required sink, lavatory, bathtub, shower, and laundry facility at a temperature of not less than 110°F (43°C).
Residential Heating. Dwellings shall be provided with heating facilities capable of maintaining a room temperature of 68°F (20°C) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and toilet rooms based on the winter outdoor design temperature for the locality indicated in the Georgia State Energy Code for Buildings (IECC).
Electric. Every occupied building shall be provided with an electrical system in compliance with the requirements of this section and Section 605.
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There are several ways to report an observation/violation:
Correct the violation either before or by the corrective action date given. If for any reason you are unable to come into compliance within the time frame given or have questions, please call the Code Enforcement Officer who issued the NOV to discuss the violation/resolution.
Our Code Enforcement team works with the community through communication and education with a goal of voluntary compliance - while encouraging responsible property maintenance.
Our Code Enforcement Officers will answer questions and investigate concerns from citizens on a wide variety of issues. Depending on the nature of the concern and the results of the inspection, the Officer visits the reported property and works with the property owner/resident to correct any issues found. Depending on the type/size of the violation, there may be more than one follow-up inspection required.
From the date the Notice of Violation (NOV) is issued, the owner/resident is given a specific time frame in which to correct violation(s) and come into compliance. A NOV can be verbal, a door hanger, a written notice and, at times, a phone call.
Please contact the Gwinnett County Non-Emergency Police Department at 770-513-5700 for all parked or abandon vehicles on the street in the City of Peachtree Corners.