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Code enforcement to tackle extensive warrants list

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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Violators beware. If you have warrants against you, no matter how old, a code enforcement officer may soon knock on your door.

More than 2,100 people are on the city's municipal court warrant list. The top two kinds of warrants are for probation and contempt of court violations. The oldest warrant goes all the way back to November of 1983.

City Manager Alfred Lott ordered code enforcement to clear about 300 of them this year.

"We're going to do some extraordinary things to assist the court with looking for these people with outstanding warrants, especially the older ones and either get the judge to dismiss the case or we actually find the people and get them to turn themselves in or pick them up and put them in jail," said Albany Code Enforcement Director Mike Tilson.

The city will increase the hours of officers or hire part-time officers. You can avoid a visit from those officers by calling Municipal Court to take care of the problem.

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