Planning Department

New Fees Effective 7/1/2019

As we go through the process of updating individual forms and applications, please be aware that many fees have changed. Please refer to this table for a quick guide.
Application Type New Fee Amount
Preliminary Plat (plus $10 per lot) $100
Final Plat - Recombination $50
Final Plat - Minor Plat (plus $30 per lot) $75
Final Plat - Major Plat (plus $30 per lot) $150
Concept Reviews $50
Zoning Permit - New Single-family Residential or +50% Addition $75
Zoning Verification Letter - Simple $20
Zoning Verification Letter - Comprehensive $50
Zoning Permit - Other $20
Appeals $100
Signs (per sign reviewed, rather than per application) $20
Prescribed Grazing $20
Demolition Review - Exempt $20
Environmental Areas Review $20
Planning Department CO Re-Inspections (after first re-inspect) $50

Agendas
Click below for links to upcoming agendas and to calendar postings for upcoming meetings.

Submit a Question
Contact the Planning Department using our online form.

Mission
Our mission is to effectively manage community change in both the short and the long term with regard to land use, transportation, historic preservation, urban design and overall development in order to achieve a positive environment that is productive and beneficial to all citizens of Athens-Clarke County.
The tools used to achieve this mission include the:

  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Zoning Ordinance
  • Subdivision Regulations
  • Flood Protection Ordinance
  • Street Numbering Ordinance
  • Environmental Areas Ordinance
  • Tree Management Ordinance
  • Historic Preservation Ordinance
  • Sign Ordinance
  • Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) developed in conjunction with the Madison Athens-Clarke-Oconee Transportation Study (MACORTS)
  • Athens-Clarke County Geographical Information System (GIS)


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