Planning and Development
In accordance with CDC recommendations related to the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus), our office is currently closed to the public. However, we are continuing to receive, review and approve all building and zoning related applications and permits. Residential and Commercial Building Permits, Accessory Structure Permits, Component Permits (Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical), Roof Permits, Fence Permits & Temporary Sign Permits may be submitted online here: https://chamblee.portal.iworq.net/portalhome/chamblee. Permits may also be submitted via email to email@example.com. If submitting via e-mail, you will be contacted with online payment options after your permit application is received. Please review any guidance related to permit submittal on the individual application form which can be found on the Applications and Forms page.
All zoning related applications may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This includes any zoning verification forms related to Occupational Tax Certificates.
For information about scheduling inspections please visit our Permits and Inspections page.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com and the correct person will be notified to respond to you within 1 business day.
About the DepartmentThe Planning and Development Department's mission is to help guide citizens and developers through the processes of development established by the Mayor and City Council. The functions of the Planning and Development Department include administration of zoning and development regulations, permitting and inspections, and long-range community planning, in an effort to promote economic prosperity and neighborhood stability.
Serving the Public
The Planning and Development Department is primarily responsible for current and long-range planning, rezonings, variances, zoning map amendments, development permits, and creating, amending and ensuring compliance with the Unified Development Ordinance and the Comprehensive Plan. Staff works with residents and the development community in enhancing quality of life within the City. The routine functions of staff include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Taking public inquiries regarding zoning, variances, permits, development regulations, master plans, and land use
- Reviewing plans for compliance with zoning and other requirements
- Issuing zoning certification letters
- Preparing staff analysis for public hearing applications
- Preparing legal ads and mailing notices for public hearings
- Code Enforcement
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Serving the Mayor, City Council and DRB
Planning and Development Department staff also serve the Mayor and City Council and the Design Review Board (DRB) for the City of Chamblee. The Mayor and City Council review requests for zoning map and future development map amendments, variances, Developments of Community Impact (DCI), appeals of administrative decisions, extensions of nonconforming uses, and text amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The DRB reviews all DCI applications and advises the Mayor and City Council on these developments.
NOTICE: The April meeting of the Chamblee Design Review Board (DRB) will be held as a teleconference. For more information, please visit the Design Review Board page here: https://www.chambleega.com/361/Design-Review-Board.