Code Enforcement

The City of Roswell’s Code Enforcement Department works each and every day to ensure that Roswell remains a desirable place to live and do business by enforcing city codes that promote the health, safety and welfare of all citizens.

What is Code Enforcement?

Code Enforcement officers work with the residents, businesses and other organizations to:

  • Empower our community through education and awareness of city ordinances
  • Facilitate compliance with city ordinances
  • Develop outreach programs
  • Initiate special programs targeting specific problems.

What We Enforce

Ordinances that we enforce include, but are not limited to, the following topics.

Inoperable Vehicles

No person shall park, store, leave or permit the parking, storing, or leaving of any motor vehicle of any kind which is in an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, inoperative or partially dismantled condition - whether attended or not - upon any private or public property within the city for a period of time in excess of 72 hours.



Weeds, trash, rubbish, abandoned materials, stagnant water and dilapidated structures/walls. No person may maintain, use, place, leave or permit any nuisance to remain on any public or private property.

Obstruction of Streets and Sidewalks

All trees must be trimmed to a minimum of eight feet above the street or sidewalk. Sidewalks must be kept clear of shrubbery, plants, rocks or any type of debris.


It is unlawful for any person to dump or throw litter in any manner or amount. It is unlawful to throw or discard any litter from a motor vehicle.

Recreational Vehicles 

Restricts the parking of Recreational Vehicles in residential areas with the exception of brief periods of time in connection with activities such as a planned trip.

For information on these and other ordinances, refer to the City Ordinances

An individual may register a complaint by calling 575-637-6280.

Notice of Potential Violation Form

View the Notice of Potential Violation Form (PDF)