NOTICE: In response to the COVID-10 pandemic, staff are offering an online pre-application meeting. If you request a pre-application meeting during this time, you will be contacted by staff by e-mail with a link to join a meeting via Microsoft Teams. You do not need to have a Microsoft account, nor have Teams installed on your computer. It works through your web browser. Staff are happy to assist with any questions you may have about this "remote meeting" option.
If your project is a subdivision, commercial use, or if your project requires a conditional use permit, variance, or zone change, a pre-application meeting will be necessary before an application is submitted. Click here to download a Pre-Application Meeting overview with more information.
A pre-application meeting is a free, informal meeting with members of different divisions within the Community Development department so that you can learn more about opportunities and challenges on your property before you spend money or time applying for a permit.
To schedule a pre-application meeting, please visit the Online Permit Applications webpage and apply for a Pre-Application Meeting using the Online Portal. To do this:
After you have signed in to the portal, select "Planning and Zoning" and then "Pre-Application Meeting" and follow the prompts. After you click submit, you can then upload your draft site plan (hand-drawn sketch is fine) and narrative (describe all aspects of the use, hours, employees, activities as applicable). A planner will then be in touch with you to select a date and time for your meeting.
Pre-application meetings are generally held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month between 9:00am and noon at the Community Development department, 2500 North Fort Valley Road Building 1. These are times when staff representatives from each division in the department (Planning and Zoning, Building, Environmental Quality (septic), Engineering, and Sustainable Building Program) are available. Off-schedule pre-application meetings can be scheduled, however staff is limited.