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Building & Zoning


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Planning serves the community by assisting citizens with all aspects of land development and we are up to date with the latest building code editions and we are glad to answer any questions that will assist in the planning and estimating stage of any commercial, industrial or residential project. We also recognize the importance of zoning controls, city ordinances and are working closely with planning and zoning commission to help maximize property values.

We provide a wide array of comprehensive planning and land use regulatory services to the residents and development community of Chatsworth.

Other services provided by this department include:

Erosion control, building permits, stormwater permits, plan review for subdivision, multi-family and industrial, commercial development, certificate of occupancy, inspection records, zoning verifications.

The Department receives and processes the following:

  • Building Permit Applications
  • Erosion Control Applications 
  • Stormwater Applications
  • Rezoning Application
  • Annexation Application
  • Temporary Use Permits.
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Sign Permit Applications
  • Variance Applications
The Following are received and processed for review:

  • Preliminary Plats
  • Final Plats
  • Development Plans
  • Architectural and Civil Reviews
  • Sign Permit Application
  • Building Permit Application
  • Variances Request
  • Code Enforcement Complaints and Investigations
It is our goal to make sure every customer is treated the way we would like to be treated, cordially, and with respect and in a timely matter.
Zoning and Variance cases are not guaranteed. A development discussion is not an assurance of issuance of a building permit, business license (OTC), or assurance of possible zoning change. 
The plan review process requires review and acceptance by multiple reviewers before approval. 

City Building Inspector- Fire Inspector (706) 422-3041

Land Use and Development/Code Enforcement Official is Dolly Marshall Flood (706) 422-3011

Contact (Building Inspector/Fire Inspectorl) at 706.422.3041

Developers please check with the Department of Community Affairs for current amendments and newly adopted Building Codes
Contact Building Inspector/Fire Inspector  
City Erosion Control Ordinance  
Chatsworth Erosion for Developers  
Building Permit Application  
2018 IRC R507 Georgia Prescriptive Deck Data  

Building a Deck to Code

Implemented in 2014, Georgia now has minimum standards of how decks for single span, single level residential decks must be constructed. Submit a Permit before building.

Zoning Map

Planning Commission Meetings and Agenda

The City of Chatsworth Planning Commission will meet once a month on the Third (3rd) Thursday of each month, if an item is placed on the agenda.

For more information about meetings or agenda's please contact Dolley Marshall Flood at (706) 422-3011 
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Building Permit Forms and Zoning Forms11 documents

  • Application for Amendment to the Chatsworth Zoning Ordinance
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  • Sign Permit Application
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  • Land Disturbing Permit Application
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  • Stormwater Maintenance Agreement
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  • Stormwater Management Plan Application
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  • Building Codes Adopted by DCA
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  • Building Permit Application
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  • Building permit and inspection fees for Commercial Construction
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  • Instructions for Submitting Erosion and Sediment Control LDA Permit
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  • Building and Development Site and Construction Plan Submittal Requirements
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  • File2018 IRC R507 Georgia Prescriptive Deck Data
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Plan Requirements3 documents

  • Building Permit and Plan Requirments
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  • Building Permit Application
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  • 2018 IRC R507 Georgia Prescriptive Deck Data
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