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Commonly Enforced Codes
Murray County Ordinances
The following listing is an example of the most commonly enforced ordinances in Murray County. View all ordinances enforced in Murray County.
Example of illegal dumping




Littering / Illegal Dumping
Sec. 58-66. Littering prohibited 
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, cast, or deposit upon any highway, alley, or
any yard or premises, public or private, any filth of any kind or cans, paper, trash, paper containers, rubbish, bottles, or any other form of litter or waste whatsoever.
Example of tall grass Height Requirements for Weeds & Grasses
Sec. 26-107. Height permitted 
It shall be unlawful for the owner, lessee, tenant, or other person having the possession and
control of real property or responsible for its management, maintenance, or upkeep to permit the growth and accumulation of weeds, grass, or other vegetation to a height in excess of 12 inches above the ground.
Example of building without a permit Building Without a Permit
Sec. 18-60. Unlawful acts
It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, construct, alter, repair, move, demolish, or occupy any building, structure, or equipment regulated by the codes or this chapter or cause same to be done in conflict with or in violation of any of the provisions of the technical codes or this chapter. (Ord. No. 29, Attach. A, 6-2-1998)
Example of illegal burn Illegal Burning / No Permit
Sec. 42-63. Restrictions on open burning
No person shall cause, suffer, allow, or permit open burning in any area of the unincorporated
area of the county except as permitted in county code. (Ord. No. 26, ยง 3, 8-5-1997)

Please note:
Murray County Code Enforcement does not enforce any violations that are in the city limits of Chatsworth. Chatsworth has their own city marshal that handles violations in the city and will be glad to assist if you have any questions or complaints.

P.O. Box 1129  |  Chatsworth, Georgia 30705  |  Ph: (706) 695-2413  |  Fx: (706) 695-8721