Addition to County Building Code

Hello Ball Ground.

As the City grows we enjoy many benefits, and also some challenges that we attempt to address and handle to the best of our ability and in the most cost-effective manner possible.

The challenge that has continued to provide difficulty has been that of property maintenance and building conditions (abandoned structures, debris, litter, junk vehicles, etc. etc.).  With such a small staff this is something that tends to fall through the cracks.

Recently, Mayor Roberts and the Ball Ground City Council adopted Chapter 14 of the Cherokee County Building Code, and entered an agreement, at no cost, with the Cherokee County Marshal’s office to begin code enforcement in the City of Ball Ground.    We have found the Marshal’s office to be a professional organization with a focus on achieving compliance as opposed to simply issuing fines.

During the month of August, the Marshal’s Office will be making contact with property owners as they notice violations, with an intent to begin enforcement of the code beginning September 1st, 2020.

It is our hope that this will be the best and most cost-effective way to achieve compliance with property maintenance codes in the City of Ball Ground.

In order to review Chapter 14 of the code simply click on the link below.

Chapter 14 of the Cherokee County Building Code

Have a great week.


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