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All property owners and occupants, in the City of Dunwoody, are responsible for maintaining their properties in accordance with certain standards. These standards are designed to protect the environment and maintain the appearance and property values of our city.

When a property owner or tenant is found to be in violation of the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code, the Zoning Ordinance, the Sign Ordinance, the Subdivision Regulations or the Tree Preservation Standards, they will be issued a warning giving them a set period of time to come into compliance. Failure to comply with the warning will result in the issuance of a citation to appear in court.



  • GRASS AND WEEDS must be maintained below 10-inches in height.  A Courtesy Notice may be issued when the grass height exceeds code. Residents will have 10-days to come into code compliance or a citation may be issued.
  • SIGNS may not be erected or placed in the utility right of way, (10-foot area behind the curb), nor may they be placed on utility poles. Prohibited signs in the City of Dunwoody include: Portable Signs, Balloons, Streamers, and Air/Gas Filled Figures.
  • PARKING ON GRASS is not allowed in the city.  Parking is only allowed on paved surfaces, including engineered pervious pavement. (gravel and patio blocks are not considered paved surfaces).
  • JUNK VEHICLES are any vehicles which are inoperable, or do not bear current tags. Junk vehicles may not be parked in residential zones.
  • RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND TRAILERS may only be parked to the side or in the rear of the residence, no closer than 20 feet to any lot line, on a paved surface or within a carport or garage. They may not be parked in the front of the residence, even on a paved surface.
  • FENCES may only be 4-feet high in any street yard, or 8-feet high in the interior side or rear yard.

          maximum fence height

  • COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, such as panel vans, school buses, or cargo vans or trucks may not be kept in residential zones. Only passenger cars, pick-up trucks or passenger vans may be parked in residential zones. These vehicles are to be parked in a garage or carport to the side or rear of the residence, or on a paved surface
  • SWIMMING POOLS shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, and in good repair. Swimming pools, if neglected, can become a health hazard, resulting in insect-attracting stagnant water. Private swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, containing water more than 24 inches in depth shall be completely surrounded by a fence or barrier at least 48 inches in height above the finished ground level measured on the side of the barrier away from the pool. Gates and doors in such barriers shall be self-closing and self-latching.
  • GARAGE SALES are allowed to occur up 2 times per calendar year. Any additional sales require approval from Community Development.