The city of Brookhaven will begin inspecting apartment complexes Aug. 5.

City officials will inspect the exteriors of Brookhaven’s 66 apartment complexes to ensure compliance with minimum life safety standards, according to the city. Brookhaven hopes to have all inspections complete in 18 months.

The city has scheduled two information sessions about the inspections program. The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 24 at Brookhaven Municipal Court.

The apartment inspections are part of a city initiative to bring all apartment buildings up to code. The ordinance is part of the Buford Highway Improvement Program, according to the city.

An independent third-party inspector will evaluate the exteriors of the buildings and mechanical systems, as well as common areas, such as pools, playgrounds, parking lots and elevators, city officials said.

Spanish interpreters will on site during the inspections to answer questions from landlords and tenants.

Property owners will be required to fix any issues cited by inspectors within a specified timeframe or risk code violations.

“This program will ensure that rental property owners are providing safe and healthy living conditions to our residents. It is our duty as a city to ensure that multi-family property complexes comply with life safety, maintenance and fire codes,” Mayor J. Max Davis said in a news release.