To ensure that all land use and development proposals conform to the City's Comprehensive Plan and Code of Ordinances, provide information and services regarding existing and future land use and zoning.
The Planning and Zoning Department handles public inquiries, annexation and rezoning requests, short and long range planning, composition of land use regulations, and assures implementation of the community Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Regulations.
The Comprehensive Plan is a document mandated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and must be revised every 10 years. The plan contains the city’s goals and objectives and covers topics such as transportation, population, housing, land use, economic development, natural resources, historic resources, community facilities, and land use. The most recent Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Mayor and City Commission in 2018.