Zoning Enforcement

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                             ZONING ENFORCEMENT DIVISION                          


    55 Trinity Avenue
    3rd Floor - Suite 3800
    Atlanta, Georgia 30303
    Phone: (404) 865-8550



  • Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Sign permits are issued by the City of Atlanta to “regulate the erection and placement of signs within the City of Atlanta in order to provide safe operating conditions for pedestrian and vehicular traffic without unnecessary and unsafe distractions to drivers and/or pedestrians.” (Atlanta Municipal Code § 16-28A.003).

A sign is “any device, fixture, placard, display, or structure visible to the general public that uses or is designed to use any color, form, graphic, illumination, symbol, writing, or visual presentation of any kind to advertise, announce, draw attention to, or identify a product, place, activity, person, institution, business, or other entity or to communicate a message or information of any kind to the public.” “A ‘sign’ shall include both ‘sign face’ and ‘sign structure.’” (Atlanta Municipal Code § 16-28A.004).

For more detailed information about Sign Permits, click here.


The Office of Buildings' Zoning Enforcement Division processes business license applications (available through the Business Tax Division) to verify if a business can exist in the desired location. The Zoning Enforcement Division conducts research to verify that there is permitted use based on the district regulations.

For more detailed information about Business Licenses, click here.

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