Plans Review

The Plans and Site Review Process is the permitting procedure for building and site construction projects within Athens-Clarke County. Commercial projects, multi-family developments, industrial projects, major subdivisions, and institutional projects are reviewed through Plans Review.

For information about submitting plans, review the information below and the Top 10 Keys to Plans Review Success and the Plans Review Handbook.



If you have questions about the Athens-Clarke County development review process, please contact the Planning Department at 706-613-3515 or via email at planning@accgov.com.


Plans Review Meeting Schedule & Submittal Deadlines

Building Plans
Weekly deadlines at 12:00 noon each Tuesday at the Planning Department. Applicants are scheduled for a Plans Review Conference on the Thursday nine days after the initial submittal deadline.              

Site Plans
Bi-weekly deadlines at 12:00 noon every other Tuesday at the Planning Department. Applicants are scheduled for a Plans Review Conference on the Thursday 16 days after the initial submittal deadline.

 Plans Review Meeting & Deadline Schedule


Applications & Forms


Plans Review Fees

Estimated Plan Submittal and Review fees will be taken at the time of submittal and a single payment made to the Building Inspection Department. This includes the base Plans Review Submittal Fee of $250, Public Utilities review fees, Transportation and Public Works review fees, Fire Marshal review fees, and Building Inspection review fees.

Use the Plans Review Fee Calculator to calculate review fees for your project. If you have questions about which fees are applicable, please contact the Planning Department (706-613-3515).


Agendas & Project Information

Project information, including location maps, for projects on current and past agendas can be found in the ACC Calendar. To view this information, use the Calendar link below to click on an upcoming Plans Review meeting, or search for meetings through the main Calendar page. Project information is posted on the date of its scheduled Plans Review appointment, in the "Plans Review Meeting" calendar.

Current Agenda  |  Past Agendas  |  Calendar - Project Information & Location Maps