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Some businesses require state-issued permits or licenses prior to submitting an application for an Occupational Tax Certificate. Some examples of businesses requiring permits or licenses include food and/or alcohol vendors, and beauty salons, and massage parlors. Visit Georgia's Secretary of State website for a complete list of businesses requiring permits and licenses.
Step 1: Ensure that your business is located within the proper zoning district as determined by Chamblee's Development Department.
Step 2: Complete and submit the required Occupational Tax Certificate documentation.
Enroll in E-Verify
Those without access to the internet may make an appointment with the Development Department. Those wishing written confirmation of the zoning of their property may contact the Development Department and request a zoning verification letter.
A zoning verification letter may be required in order to obtain financing or execute sale or lease of a property, or to qualify for an Occupational Tax Certificate from the City of Chamblee.
The Development Department makes a recommendation to the City Council for disposition of the application. The City Council makes the final decision to approve or reject the rezoning request. The Council may also place special stipulations or restrictions on approved rezoning.
See the Applications, Forms, and Documents section for submittal information. Applications, Forms, and Documents
Pruning, planting and removal of trees within the public right of way requires an encroachment permit. Contact the Chamblee Public Works Department at (770) 986-5019.
See the Tree Protection FAQs for more information.
Tree removal on privately-owned property may require a permit depending upon the use of the property. Property that is being used for single-family residential may remove no more than 5 non-specimen trees from a property in one given year without a permit. The removal of 6 or more non-specimen trees or a specimen tree will require a permit. Tree removal in the building or development process is subject to a land disturbance permit and must conform to the City’s tree preservation and replacement standards in Chapter 320 of the UDO.
Animal Control services are provided by DeKalb County. If a complaint is an emergency, call 911. Emergencies consist of police assists, animal cruelty, animal bites, etc. For deceased animals in the right-of-way, please call Chamblee's Department of Sanitation at 770-986-5019.
Registration can be completed online, by phone at (770) 986-5016, or in person at 3540 Broad Street in Chamblee. Registration payments cannot be made over the phone.
A criminal background check costs $10.00.
Yes, but these are considered special pickups. The charges are as follows:
Minimum - $40
Tipping fees (per ton) - $38
Labor (per hour with a $55 minimum) - $55
Yes. On the third Saturday of each month, the Chamblee Public Works Department hosts Recycle Day from 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon. We accept aluminum and bi-metal cans, #1 and #2 plastics, cereal and food boxes, newspapers, magazines, phone books, cardboard, junk mail, office paper, milk jugs, and brown bags only.
We are located at 3210 Cumberland Drive.
Regular Hours of Operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Some repairs are made in-house utilizing our Public Works Department personnel, depending on the size and scope of work.
Contractors are sometimes used by the department depending on availability of staff and scope of work.
If you encounter water and sewer problems, please contact DeKalb County Water and Sewer Department at 770-621-7200.
If you encounter power outages and/or street light issues, please call Georgia Power at 1-888-660-5890.
Chamblee Public Works follows a consistent trash and recycling schedule that is based on physical addresses. Visit the following link to view your specific trash & recycle pickup days: