Ethics Complaints

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

Reporting Alleged Unethical Behavior and Filing a Complaint
To report a potential ethics violation or file a complaint, you may:

  • Call the Integrity Hotline at 1-800-884-0911 or file a web report online at
  • Fill out and email/mail a written Ethics Complaint Form
  • Send Ethics Complaint Form by E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Contact the Ethics Division

What to Report?
The Ethics Division 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 Code of Ethics and provide sufficient specific facts that the allegations can be investigated. The Ethics Division on investigates complaints over which it has  jurisdiction pursuant to the Code of Ethics.

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.


Newsletter Sign Up

First Name
Last Name

68 Mitchell Street, SW
Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA 30303