Planning and Development Department

Mission Statement

The Planning and Development Department manages short term and long range planning, through the administration of the Unified Development Code and Comprehensive Plan, as well as, other duties assigned to the department with efficiency, integrity and skill so that the citizens of Barrow County may enjoy a physical environment of highest quality in which to live, work and recreate.






Activities for 2008


Flood Risk Information Open House


Flood Risk Open House

Flood Maps

QPublic Floodplain Map


Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan - Final

Comprehensive Maps:




Long Range Planning
      Comprehensive Plan
      Comprehensive Transportation Plan
      Overlay Districts
      Service Delivery Strategy
Current Planning
      Zoning/Variance/Special Use Applications
      Business License
      Alcohol License
         Development of Regional Impacts
         Development Permitting
             Residential/Nonresidential Developments
             Building Setbacks
              Floodplain Management
              Stream Buffer Management
              Erosion Sediment Control
              Stormwater Permitting
              Tree Ordinance
Economic Development
      Provide staff support to EDC to aid in recruitment of Industry       and Businesses



Department Phone Numbers
(770) 307-3034
(770) 307-3004 Fax
Employee Contacts