Ethics Complaint

Jurisdiction
Ethics complaints may be filed against city officials and employees for alleged violations of the City of Atlanta Standards of Conduct (Code of Ethics) and against prohibited sources for violations of the ban on gratuities and failing to disclose financial and personal relationships with city employees and officials during the sealed bidding process for city business.  The Code of Ethics is located in sections 2-801 to 2-825 of the City’s Code of Ordinances.

View the Code of Ethics


How do I file an ethics complaint?
Ethics complaints may be filed using any of the resources below:

City of Atlanta Ethics Office
68 Mitchell Street, S.W., Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA 30303

Fax: (404) 979-6785
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What to Report?
The Ethics Office accepts complaints including the following issues:

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Inappropriate gifts and gratuities
  • Misuse of city property
  • Inaccurate financial disclosure statements
  • Violations of the one-year cooling-off period

Anonymous Complaints
A complaint may be filed anonymously.  It must state acts that constitute a violation of the Ethics Code and provide sufficient specific facts that the allegations can be investigated. The Ethics Office shall dismiss complaints over which it has no jurisdiction.

Whistle-blower Protection
Officials and employees may not use or threaten to use official authority or influence to discourage persons from acting in good faith to report an ethical violation.  In addition, officials and employees may not take action as a reprisal against an official or employees who reports or initiates a complaint.

Enforcement

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68 Mitchell Street, SW
Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA 30303