What are we measuring?
This measure tracks the percentage of code violations that are resolved by the property owner by the time of the second inspection. When a code enforcement officer verifies that a violation has occurred, the property owner is notified and is given three days to come into compliance. If the owner fails to comply by the time of the second inspection, a citation is issued and the case is assigned to either Magistrate Court or the Code Enforcement Board.
As of July 1, 2017, the code enforcement function performed by Fulton County was taken over by the City of South Fulton. The tracking of this metric end as of the second quarter of 2017.
Why are we measuring it?
The failure of the owner to resolve the violation prior to the issuance of a citation ends up costing tax payer dollars through court costs and also delays the correction of the problem.
How are we doing?
The percentage of self-resolved code violations has been on a slight downward trend since the beginning of 2014, falling from 77% in the first quarter of 2014 to 72% in the last quarter of 2016. Int he second quarter of 2017, the rate had dropped to 62.5%, its lowest point since measurement started in 2014.