Code Enforcement

Since Hinesville’s establishment in 1837, we have grown in not only population, but also in our commitment to serve our residents. Part of our mission as a city government is to provide the highest quality of life to our residents, businesses and visitors. The community and environment we live in affect our quality of life as much as individual efforts. Our Code Enforcement Officers strive each day to improve our community to help accomplish that mission. While some view Code Enforcement as an annoying intrusion, others see it for what it is - an important function which enforces codes that make our community better. Nuisance laws and property maintenance codes are a large part of that focus for Code Enforcement Officers.

Maintaining grass and other vegetation is a challenge for all of us in coastal Georgia. The majority of complaints called into Code Enforcement during the spring growing season is overgrowth. Although Code Enforcement is quite busy addressing complaints, they also have assigned neighborhoods in which they address code violations they observe. They rotate around the city to ensure they cover each and every Council District.

Some of the code violations they look for are excessively overgrown and neglected properties, unenclosed junk and litter, inoperable vehicles and vehicle parts, residential parking restrictions, safety concerns (i.e. obstruction of view & missing address numbers), and right-of-way encroachments (i.e. temporary signs and basketball goals).

If you have any questions, please contact our Code Enforcement Officers at or (912) 876-4147.