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Atlanta City Hall is closed to the public. All staff are working remotely. 

Construction in Atlanta continues, so we are working on new ways to serve the hundreds of residents and businesses we support every day since so much of our work was facilitated by person to person interaction—either at City Hall or at specific job site locations.

On Permitting and Inspections

Since this crisis began we have shifted our permitting online. There will likely be a few bumps in the road as our staff and applicants learn the new system. Continued patience is appreciated. Beginning June 1st, all permit applications can be submitted using the Accela Citizens Access portal.

Regarding inspections, for the first time in Atlanta we have a third-party inspection program. We never needed it before, but we need it now since our city inspectors are mostly working from home at this time. We also created Atlanta’s first video inspection program. Both new programs will serve us post-pandemic. Click the icons above for more information.

Check out our update on our Arborist postings here.


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Other Updates

Many Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) are meeting again. They are an integral part of many city processes and essential way for our neighborhoods to work together. To learn more, click here.

Farmers markets also continue in Atlanta as an essential service providing fresh food in many parts of the city. Guidelines for Atlanta's farmers market operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and a map/list of locations can be found here.

Per the Mayor's Executive Orderall city boards and commissions are suspended at this time. 


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Tim Keane, Commissioner  •  404.330.6070

The Office of the Commissioner provides leadership, policy direction and centralized staff support for our offices: the Office of Buildings, the Office of Zoning and Development, the Office of Housing and Community Development, and the Office of Design. Support services include administration, budget, personnel management, legislative liaison, policy collaboration and coordination and technical support and workload functions.


The mission of the Department of City Planning is to enable high quality, sustainable and equitable growth and development of Atlanta by facilitating more options for travel, abundant housing for all people, thriving neighborhoods, exceptional design in architecture and public spaces, preservation of historic resources, innovative regulatory practices, safe and durable buildings, attentive customer service and public engagement in all our work. 



On September 6, 2017 we released a plan that envisions what Atlanta could look like in the future. The Atlanta City Design will help guide upcoming decisions on development, investments and influence policy to ensure intentional design for the city. To learn more, view The Atlanta City Design: Aspiring to the Beloved Community

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