Code Enforcement

The Randolph Code Enforcement Department works in partnership with local residents to maintain and promote a safe and desirable living and working environment. The goal of this department is to enhance the quality of life in the county by eliminating unsightly or hazardous conditions. Code Enforcement addresses these issues using a variety of codes and ordinances adopted by the county.
The Code Enforcement Department accepts complaints by phone, fax and online. A physical address, map and parcel number, and/or lot number and street name must be provided to file a complaint. Please specify if you wish to remain anonymous when filing a complaint.

If the physical address of the property you wish to file a complaint on is located in the city limits of Cuthbert or Shellman, please contact their City Halls for assistance. County Code Enforcement does not have jurisdiction to enforce city regulations.

Complainants may request anonymity when making the initial complaint. You must state that you wish to remain anonymous on the complaint form, email, or voicemail.
Each reported alleged violation should require the submitting of a separate form for each individual violation location or any new (subsequent to the initial complaint) violations occurring on the property.
Without the complainant’s testimony in court it may not be possible to prosecute violations in court.

Common Residential Concerns include:

  • Lack of landscape maintenance, including mowing and weed removal.
  • Scrap tires on public or private property.
  • Open burning during prohibited hours. Open burning of tires, rubber and plastic is prohibited.
  • Inoperable vehicles, boats, trailers or equipment stored in public view.
  • Littering and illegal dumping.
  • Improper storage of trash and yard debris.
  • Storage of junk, including appliances, on public streets or private property.

Common Business Concerns include:

  • Illegal temporary signs, such as banners and window signs without a permit

All complaints are addressed in a confidential, friendly and understanding way. Upon receiving a complaint, a Code Enforcement Officer will evaluate the situation, possibly take pictures, and determine whether a violation exists. If a violation exists, the Officer will notify the property owner to explain the problem and suggest possible solutions. The property owner is then given reasonable time to take care of the violation.

A follow up inspection is performed to verify that the violation has been corrected. Most property owners comply after the first notification. Those who do not comply face enforcement action via the issuance of a citation and a hearing in Magistrate Court. The Magistrate Court Judge will hear testimony from the property owner and the Code Enforcement Officer and will rule on the case.