Special Enforcement - 706.653.4512
Animal Control - 706.653.4512
The Animal Care and Control Center, within the Special Enforcement Division of the Department of Public Works, provides animal control services for the citizens of Columbus, Georgia and cares for approximately 8,400 stray, abandoned and surrendered animals per year.
The Animal Care and Control Center assists with these issues:
The Enforcement Section is comprised of four Enforcement Officers and one Supervisor. The employees within this section are tasked with enforcing all local codes and ordinances and state laws governing environmental issues.
Junk Vehicle - Sec. 13-167.7(A)(5)
No person shall keep, deposit on, or allow to be deposited on private or public property any junked motorized vehicle within Columbus, Georgia except in accordance with the requirements as set forth under subsection (B) of this section.
(1) Those vehicles meeting any two of the following conditions shall be deemed to be an unauthorized accumulation of solid waste: (13.167.7 B):
An abandoned vehicle is a motorized vehicle, truck or automobile which has been left on public property for seven days or more.
Standing Water - Section 13-109
Drainage required - It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant of any lot, yard, or premise in the city, or for any agent or representative of any such owner or occupant, to permit rain, drainage or stagnant water to stand or remain upon such lot, yard, or premises or in any cellar in a manner that may constitute a health hazard as determined by the commissioner of health. In a natural drainage situation from one lot to another, it shall be unlawful for the owner of the lower lot to restrict the flow of water willfully or by neglect or otherwise to cause water to stagnate on the upper lot or lots. (Ord. No 72-176)
Solid Waste - Section 13-167.7 (A) (2)
No person shall permit any solid waste to remain on any private property for which he has responsible charge as lessee, tenant, owner, or occupier except that stored and handled for removal as provided herein.
Weeds - Section 13-113
Notice of violation; penalty for failure to remove - Sec. 13-114
When any weeds or grass are being maintained on any lot in violation of the preceding section, it shall be the duty of the public services director, or one of his assistants, to notify in writing the occupant of such lot, if it be occupied, or the owner thereof, if it be unoccupied, or their agents or representatives, allowing ten days to correct the violation. No further written notice or warning period to correct the violations shall be required during a period of 36 months after the initial written notice. If the violator or his representative or agent fails to cut and remove the grass or weeds so as to comply with the requirements of the preceding section, such party shall be punished as provided in section 1-8 of this Code
Scrap Tire - Section 13-131
Scrap Tires are defined as a tire that is no longer suitable for its original intended purpose because of wear, damage, or defect. No person may store more than one hundred (100) scrap tires anywhere in this county. This section does not apply to:
For more information regarding scrap tire accumulation or management, please call Special Enforcement at (706) 653-4512.
Fencing - Section 13-167.7(c)
Fencing shall mean a commercial, or commercial facsimile, privacy type fence and entrance gate such as of chain link with interwoven slats (also known as panel weave), brick, wood, or a living fence comprised of plant material, erected so as to provide complete screening of the view to the passing public (13-167.1-29).
Construction Waste - Sec. 13-167.8
Columbus, Georgia, shall not be responsible for the collection and hauling of construction or demolition wastes originating from private property preliminary to, during, or subsequent to the construction of new, remodeled, or renovated structures. Said materials shall be removed by the contractor, owner, lessee or occupant of said property.
Department of Public Works for Columbus, Georgia