Code of Ordinances

Online Version of the Code
The Code of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia includes the Charter, special and related laws, and the General Ordinances of the Unified Government.

The searchable version of the code linked below does not include changes to the code as approved by the mayor and commission since the last update to the official printed version. These are available below. Do not rely on any of these documents for any purpose other than information.
Recent Updates

The following updates are new ordinances passed by the mayor and commission that are not included in the full code and are more current. All files are in Adobe PDF format.


Title 1: General Government
  Chapter 1-14 Pension [adopted 12/18/14; effective date remains the original date of 10/1/10]

Title 2: Revenue and Taxation

Title 3: Public Safety 
   Section 3-3-50, 3-3-15 Downtown Athens loading zones [adopted 12/2/14; effective 12/8/14]

   Section 3-3-50, 3-3-44 East Broad Street parking restrictions [adopted 11/4/14; effective 11/10/14]
Title 4: Public Health 

Title 5: Public Utilities
   Section 5-2-16 Solid Waste Operations in CBD [adopted 12/2/14; effective 12/8/14]

   Chapter 5-4 Stormwater Management [adopted 12/2/14; 1/5/15]
Title 6: Licenses and Business Regulation 
   Section 6-3-1, 6-3-7 Home Brew [adopted 11/4/14; effective 11/10/14]

   Section 6-3-1, 6-3-2, 6-3-6 Alcohol growler [adopted 12/2/14; effective 12/8/14]

   Section 6-5-12 Special Events home brew [adopted 11/4/14; effective 11/10/14]
  Title 7: Buildings and Construction 

   Section 7-2-5, 7-2-7 Driveway Ordinance [adopted 10/7/14; effective 10/10/14]

   Chapter 7-3 Right of Way permit [adopted 11/4/14; 11/10/14]

Title 8: Planning
   Section 8-3-4 Erosion, sedimentation and pollution control [adopted 12/2/14; effective 12/8/14]

   Section 8-7-19 Community Tree Management [adopted 7/1/14; effective 7/2/14]
Title 9: Zoning and Development Standards