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Welcome to the Department of City Planning

Due to the pandemic, City Hall is closed, and all staff are working remotely. However, we have worked tirelessly to develop a range of solutions, and we invite you to explore them below. For updates to this rapidly-changing situation, stay tuned here at

Virtual Permitting and Inspections

Beginning June 1, all permit applications can be submitted using the

Angiopoietin 3dAnd for the first time, we have third-party and video inspection programs, which include both arborist sign postings and certain building inspections. Click the buttons below for more.

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Boards, Commissions, and Other Public Hearings

Most Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) are meeting again. They are an integral part of many city processes and essential way for our neighborhoods to work together. To learn more, click here.

The Department of City Planning has resumed the Urban Design Commission, the Tree Conservation Commission, the Zoning Review Board, and the Board of Zoning Adjustment using a virtual platform. Click the icons below to view the upcoming meeting schedule, instructions on how to submit applications/appeals, and information on virtual meetings. Updates on the Atlanta Planning Advisory Board are coming soon. 

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Metrics and Reporting

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The Department of City Planning believes that the process for permitting and entitlement should be simple, transparent, and accountable. We are constantly striving to improve our processes and services to better serve you.

The information on our Metrics & Reporting Page reflects overall development industry trends as well as reported metrics on plan review, permitting, inspections, and trees. To view more, click the graph or this link. 

Office of the Commissioner

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Tim Keane, Commissioner

The Office of the Commissioner provides leadership, policy direction and centralized staff support for our offices: the Office of Buildings, the Office of Zoning and Development, the Office of Housing and Community Development, and the Office of Design. Support services include administration, budget, personnel management, legislative liaison, policy collaboration and coordination and technical support and workload functions.

Call Commissioner Keane at 404.330.6070 or email 
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Our Mission at DCP

The mission of the Department of City Planning is to enable high quality, sustainable and equitable growth and development of Atlanta by facilitating more options for travel, abundant housing for all people, thriving neighborhoods, exceptional design in architecture and public spaces, preservation of historic resources, innovative regulatory practices, safe and durable buildings, attentive customer service and public engagement in all our work.

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Atlanta City Design

On September 6, 2017 we released a plan that envisions what Atlanta could look like in the future. The Atlanta City Design will help guide upcoming decisions on development, investments and influence policy to ensure intentional design for the city. To learn more, view 

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