Planning and Zoning

The Planning and Zoning division manages existing planning and zoning, long-range planning, land and building development, and permitting.

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.


This division staffs two boards integral to the planning and zoning process: the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Commission.


Zoning-Related Applications

From applications for variances to rezonings to special land use permits, the Planning and Zoning division is ready to answer your questions, help you find the right forms, and explain the review process for your request.


Applicable Codes

Chapter 16: Land Development Ordinance

Chapter 20: Signs

Chapter 27: Zoning Ordinance 


Current Planning Initiatives

Comprehensive Plan - 5 Year Update

Perimeter Center Zoning Project

Zoning/Land Development Code – Six Month Review 

Joint Area Study of the Winters Chapel Road Corridor (with Peachtree Corners) 


Adopted Land Use Plans

Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Dunwoody Village Master Plan

Georgetown Master Plan

The Planning Commission held a board training session on July 12, 2016. To review the training presentation delivered to the board at that meeting please download: Planning Commission Training Session Presentation - 7-12-16 Meeting


For more information, please reach out to:

Richard Hathcock
Senior Planner
(678) 382-6757


Daniel Gaddis

(678) 382-6717



John Olson, AICP
Planning Manager
(678) 382-6811