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Atlanta City Hall is closed to the public and employees.  Therefore, all staff are working remotely. 

Construction in Atlanta continues however, 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.

Regarding zoning and building permitting processes, please see our update from last Friday, March 20.

We expect to make significant progress in the next 7 days shifting more new submittals to online interactions.  Stay tuned to this website and DCP social media for more on those services next week.

Regarding inspections, we now have a private 3rd party inspection program and you can read the instructions here: 3rd Party Inspections overview

We have launched a video inspection program which will be an option for some inspections.  For instructions on video inspections, click here. Additionally, the arborist division has begun to accept remote inspections for pre-demolition inspections” and “final arborist inspections”.  Find out more information about this process here. 

Farmers Markets also continue in Atlanta as an essential service providing fresh food in many parts of the city.  Here
are guidelines for Farmers Market operations during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a list and map of Farmers Market locations in Atlanta.

All of our planning and design projects continue. Stay tuned to this website and our social media for more information.



Commissioner Tim Keane

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The Office of the Commissioner provides leadership, policy direction and centralized staff support for the Offices of Buildings, Design, Housing and Community Development, Mobility Planning and Zoning and Development. 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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