Planning Department Applications & Fees

Below you will find information about number of copies required, fees, and electronic plan submittal requirements. All of these applications should be submitted to the Planning Department.

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GENERAL / BUSINESS

DocumentFeeApplication Copies RequiredPlan Copies RequiredElectronic Plans Required?
Community Garden Application $50 new /
$10 renewal
11No
Home Occupation Application$2010No
Neighborhood Registration Form$011No
Prescribed Grazing Application$2011No
Pressure Washing Form$010No
Sign Review Application
(Reviewed by Planning Department, separate permit issued by Building Inspections Department)
$25 per sign11Recommended
Zoning Verification Letter



Simple
$25
No application form. Please email 
request to planning@accgov.com 
Comprehensive
$55

CONSTRUCTION / DEVELOPMENT

DocumentFeeApplication Copies RequiredPlan Copies RequiredElectronic Plans Required?
Billboard Application$2511Recommended
Changes to Approved Permit Plans$551Building: 2
 Site: 4
Yes
Concept Review$551 Building: 3
Site: 5
Yes
Demolition & Relocation Review



Exempt from Commissioner Review
$2511Yes
Non-Exempt from Commissioner Review
$9011

Yes
Environmental Areas Permit$2511Recommended
Planning Department Re-Inspection
(for all Certificate of Occupancy and Certificate of Completion inspections after the second inspection)
$50n/an/an/a
Plans ReviewPlans Review
Fee Calculator
1 Building: 3
Site: 5
Yes
Revision Submittal Form$251Building: 2
Site: 4
Yes
Timber Harvesting Notification$011No
Tree Management Plan Application$6512Yes
Telecommunications Facility Registration$3511Yes
Temporary Telecommunication Facility Permit$10511No
Zoning Permit Application



New Single-Family Construction & Additions over 50%
$8011Yes
Zoning Permit - All Other Items
$2511Recommended

PLATS / SUBDIVISIONS

DocumentFeeApplication Copies RequiredPlan Copies RequiredElectronic Plans Required?
Final Plat Application



Recombination
$5013Yes
Four lots or less (Minor Subdivision)
$75 base fee + $30 per lot13Yes
More than four lots (Major Subdivision)
$150 base fee + $30 per lot
(total not to exceed $500)
13Yes
Final Plat Submittal Guidelines



Preliminary Plat (required prior to final plat when creating more than four lots or building public streets)$100 plus
$10 per lot
15Yes
Subdivision Site ReviewPlans Review
Fee Calculator
15Yes

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

DocumentFeeApplication Copies RequiredPlan Copies RequiredElectronic Plans Required?
Appeals of Appointed Board Rulings$1501n/an/a


Hearings Board

DocumentFeeApplication Copies RequiredPlan Copies RequiredElectronic Plans Required?
Variance - Community Tree Management$2252020Yes
Variance - Flood Protection$2252020Yes
Variance - Floodplain & Riparian Buffer Areas$2252020Yes
Variance - Signs$2252020Yes
Variance - Zoning & Development Standards$2252020Yes
Variance - Stormwater Management Standards$2252020Yes
Waiver - Forest Management Activity$2252020Yes


Historic Preservation Commission

DocumentFeeApplication Copies RequiredPlan Copies RequiredElectronic Plans Required?
Certificate of Appropriateness



Staff Review 
$2533Yes
Minor Project (Material Changes, Hardscape Features)
$55310Yes
Moderate Project (Remodeling & Additions, New Accessory Structures)
$155310Yes
Major Project (New Construction of Primary Structures)
$505310Yes
Conceptual Preliminary Design Review $0112Yes
Historic Preservation Tax Freeze Application $5010Yes


Planning Commission

DocumentFeeApplication Copies RequiredPlan Copies RequiredElectronic Plans Required?
Planned Development $1,600220Yes
Rezone - Type I$1,300220Yes
Rezone - Type II$650220Yes
Special Use - Type I$1,350220Yes
Special Use  - Type II$850220Yes
Planning Commission 
Variance Application
$225Pages 1-2: 2
Pages 3-5: 23
n/aYes
Alternative Compliance - Type III$150220Yes
Concept Review - Type III$150220Yes
Administrative Action Application$5033Yes
Pre-Application Conference$010No
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PRINTS, COPIES & MAPS

Copies

Item Size
Cost
   8 1/2 x 11 inches
   $0.25
   11 x 17 inches
   $0.50


GIS Data Viewer Prints

Item Size
Cost
   8 1/2 x 11 inches
   $0.25
   8 1/2 x 14 inches
   $0.50
   11 x 17 inches
   $1


Special Orders / Color Prints

Item Size
Cost
   8 1/2 x 11 inches
   $8
   11 x 17 inches
   $10
   24 x 36 inches
   $25
   36 x 48 inches
   $35


KIP Copies

Item Size
Cost
   Labor
   First 15 minutes free, then $15 per hour
   In-house, no labor
   $0.35 per square foot
   (17x22 & 18x24 = $1; 24x36 = $2; 36x42 = $3.50)
   Other items
   $0.45 per foot plus labor
   Topos
   $2.50 plus labor


Ordinances, Studies & Maps

Item Size
Cost
   Individual Chapters of Development Regulations **
   $5
   Environmental Areas Ordinance **
   $5
   Sign Ordinance **
   $10
   Comprehensive Plan CD
   $10
   Infill Housing Study (2008)
   (This is a large file & may take several moments to load)
   $30
   Zoning Map
   (This is a large file & may take several moments to load)
   $35
   Future Development Map
   (This is a large file & may take several moments to load)
   $35
   GIS Data Set
   (tax parcels, planimetric and topographical data, street centerlines, etc.)
   $50
   ACC Orthophoto Data (seamless or tiles)
   $50


STAFF RESEARCH

DocumentFee
GIS / graphics research assistance (no maps generated)
First 30 minutes free, then $18 per hour
GIS / graphics research assistance (maps generated)
First 15 minutes free, then $18 per hour
GIS data viewer research
First 15 minutes is free, then $7 per hour
Open Records Request 
Fee based on amount of requested information

** The Athens-Clarke County Code of Ordinances is online at Municode. Please note that this searchable version of the code does not include changes to the code approved by the Mayor and Commission since the last update to the official printed version.  For the most current Zoning & Development, Sign and Environmental Areas ordinance information, please contact the Planning Department at 706-613-3515.  Updates are also posted on the main Code of Ordinances webpage.


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