Nurturing and assisting the community to enhance our quality of life.

The Community Development Department is responsible for working with City Council, Boards and Commissions, the development community, and the citizens of Dunwoody to guide growth and achieve the city's vision for the future.

March 2020 Notice: With the City’s desire to help stop the spread of COVID-19, our employees will temporarily be working remotely. Our offices will be closed until further notice. On-line Community Development services will remain available.

All permits and inspections can be scheduled online by clicking here

NOTICE: The Community Development Department is temporarily suspending the requirement to have permit applications notarized until such a time as City Hall reopens. All permits and applications that have been submitted without notarization will be required to be notarized retroactively when City Hall reopens.

Code Enforcement will be available by going online by clicking here and using the online Service Request App.

If you need someone from Community Development to speak with, you can email or call 678-382-6800. your message will be sent to the appropriate person.

Please give us some time to work the closure of city hall. We are committed to fulfilling all of the requests for service.

Thank you for your patience.

The Community Development department is committed to managing current and long-range planning, land development, building construction, and code compliance. For more information on the various functions of our office, please click on the links to the left to learn more about our role within Dunwoody city government.

Richard McLeod

Community Development Director

Phone: 678-382-6700

Have a question for Richard? Reach out for any additional information or help.

In support of the city’s mission, the Community Development Department provides superior municipal services to our customers, using sustainable planning and development practices to improve the quality of life for our residents and the community.

-Richard McLeod, Community Development Director

Dunwoody joins Bee City USA!

Xerces logo for Bee Cities

Read, take and print the Bee Dunwoody Pollinator Pledge by clicking here. Email your pledge to to learn more about Bee Dunwoody.


Dunwoody's new Bee City USA signs were erected on May 20, 2020, also known as World Bee Day. "Bee Dunwoody" is a volunteer group co-chaired by Laura Johnson, a resident beekeeper, and Nathan Sparks, vice-chair of the Dunwoody Sustainability Committee. They are shown in the photo above with Michael Cowan, director of the Dunwoody Nature Center "Pollinators help vegetables, flowers and shrubs grow, many of which were planted during the quarantine. So by supporting pollinators, we increase Dunwoody's food harvest and its beauty," said Sparks.

A few good books:

Plants Honey Bees Use by Shannon Trimboli

Honeybee Democracy by Thomas Seeley

Buzz About Bees by Jürgen Tautz