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.

Searchable online version of the code without updates below (externally hosted by Municipal Code Corporation)

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 1-10 Parks [Adopted 11/5/13; Effective 11/7/13]

  Section 1-25-2 Athens Cultural Affairs Comission - membership [Adopted 12/3/13; Effective 12/4/13]

Title 2: Revenue and Taxation

Title 3: Public Safety 

   Section 3-3-33 Unpaid parking fines [Adopted 9/3/13; Effective 9/6/13]

Title 4: Public Health 

Title 5: Public Utilities

  Sections 5-4-3; 5-4-4 Stormwater Management requirements and procedures [Adopted 12/3/13; Effective 06/30/14]

  Sections 5-4-21 Stormwater Management illicit discharge and illegal connection [Adopted 12/3/13; Effective 12/4/13]

 Title 6: Licenses and Business Regulation 

  Section 6-3-3(g) Alcoholic beverages - renewal of licenses [Adopted 12/3/13; Effective 12/4/13]

Title 7: Buildings and Construction 

Title 8: Planning

Title 9: Zoning and Development Standards 

   Section 9-2-1 Home Occupations [Adopted 10/1/13; Effective 10/7/13]

   Sections 9-25-8, 9-25-10, 9-30-8 Sidewalks and Parking - Site Design Standards [Adopted 11/5/13; Effective 11/7/13]