City buildings are closed to public access beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice in response to the national health emergency presented by COVID-19. These measures are in the interest of public health. Though the buildings are closed, staff are working. Please use the following link to for instruction on who to contact for your needs. 

Special Instructions for Business Operations / Community Development during COVID-19 response



New Codes in Effect January 1, 2020

Construction Codes:

As of January 1, 2020 the City of Smyrna will be using the 2018 construction codes. The full list of current codes are listed here.

Tree Ordinance Revision new requirements/permit:

Mayor & Council adopted revisions to the City's Tree Ordinance on December 16, 2019. The updated ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2020. The major changes to the ordinance require a permit to remove healthy trees 24" or larger on residential property without development activity, as well as changes to specimen tree specifications and recompense. The updated ordinance is available for review below.

Updated Tree Ordinance

Tree Removal Permit Information

Tree Removal Permit Application 

Scenarios for Tree Removal  



Offices in Brawner Hall
3180 Atlanta Road
Russell G. Martin, Director
(770) 319-5387

This department is responsible for the following functions: Planning & Zoning, Building Permits, Business Licenses, Signage, Code Enforcement, and Economic Development. Please consult the Staff Directory for department contacts ready to assist you.

Building Department

The Building Department provides inspections for new residential, office, commercial, and industrial developments as well as any residential additions and remodeling jobs. You may download permit and plan review applications online.


Business License

The Business License office issues the licenses and permits required to do business in the City of Smyrna. Applications can be downloaded online and submitted either electronically or in person.



Code Enforcement Code Enforcement provides information to residents concerning City code compliance, including business licenses, signs, property maintenance, and parking. You may contact the marshals with any questions about a notification you received. Citizens can also report violations themselves using the City’s online Service Request system.


Economic Development
The Economic Development office offers personalized assistance in identifying resources to help your business succeed. If you are looking to locate or expand in Smyrna, contact this office for demographics or incentive details. See also our online listing of available commercial properties.


Planning and ZoningThe Planning and Zoning Department performs ongoing and long-range (comprehensive) planning for the City. You may contact our planners with questions about zonings, permitted uses, variance requests, or acquiring copies of City maps.

Community Development coordinates Plan Review. Review times vary based on plan review volume and the complexity of each project. Click here to download Plan Review applications and checklists. Fees for Plan Review are due at the time of plan submittal. Please contact Community Development for the most current Plan Review fee schedule. After plans are approved a Land Disturbance or Building Permit is required prior to any construction activity.