Case Investigative Process

General Information
The Code Enforcement Division is responsible for enforcement of many of the County’s codes and regulations. This includes conducting investigations and presenting cases through the court system.

Process of Code Enforcement
Code Enforcement cases can begin in a number of different ways. Most commonly a complaint is called into the department by a Citizen or another County agency. Complainants must leave a name and number for future contact. Case progression can vary depending upon the nature of the violation and other variables. However, generally:
  • A complaint is received by the Division.
  • An Officer is assigned and an inspection is performed to verify that a violation exists on the property.
  • The property owner is notified by a verbal or written notice that a violation exists and is given a reasonable period of time in which to correct the violation.
  • A follow up inspection is performed to verify that the violation has been corrected.

If compliance cannot be achieved through normal channels, a citation is issued and the case is forwarded for a hearing before the Magistrate Court. After hearing testimony from the property owner and Code Enforcement, the Magistrate Judge rules on the case and determines whether or not the County has proved a violation exists on the property.

If you have been cited for a violation of Glynn County Codes/Ordinances, you are encouraged to contact the Officer assigned to your case. If you are willing to correct the violation in a timely manner, the Officer will work with you to achieve a resolution to the matter.