How to Do Business with Community Development During COVID-19 Response

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Community Development - COVID-19 Measures Announcement

While in the Social Distancing phase of COVID-19 control measures, each of us has a responsibility to think differently about our daily activities and to make sure that we follow all health precautions and directions of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) This means that we all limit our exposure to each other and that we not gather in groups or participate in activities that may expose ourselves or others to infection. (Please refresh your browser often so that any changes to information will be available to you each time you visit this page and other pages of this website.) 

The Community Development Department is in operation and conducting business on your behalf; however, access to Brawner Hall is, at present, temporarily unavailable, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. The Community Development Department will continue to offer the following services electronically:

  • Issuance of Building and Development Permits
  • Architectural and Civil Plan Reviews
  • Business and Privilege Licensing
  • Planning & Zoning

The department will be closed to the public; however, we will work with the public to provide the service requested. Please do not hesitate to contact us at and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.

Building Permitting:

Building Inspections:

  • The Community Development Department and the Fire Marshal’s office will continue to do next-day inspections. The Chief Building Official and Fire Marshal may implement safety precautions to mitigate any potential exposure to Covid-19 for staff. If you have any questions regarding the inspections or the inspection process please contact: Anthony Carter - 
    • For inspections from the City’s Building Division, please call 678-631-5010 by 4 p.m. the day before the date of the requested inspection.
    • For inspections from the City’s Fire Marshal office, please call 770-431-3555 by 3 p.m. the day before the date of the requested inspection.

Business & Privilege Licensing:

Planning and Zoning:

Additional Information for Plan Submittals

Please be aware that the issues surrounding COVID-19 are very fluid and these processes could change at any point. Community Development will do its best to accommodate the public’s need for service, but it will not sacrifice the health and well-being of the City’s residents and employees in the process of providing service. Should you have any issues, concerns or recommendations regarding any processes outlined above, please feel free to contact Rusty Martin, Community Development Director, at