Zoning-Related Applications

From applications for variances to rezonings to special land use permits, the Planning and Zoning division is ready to answer your questions, help you find the right forms, and explain the review process for your request.

Administrative Appeal Application 

Depending on the nature of the decision, members of the public may appeal administrative decisions for permits and code interpretations to the Zoning Board of Appeals or City Council.

Special Administrative Permit Application
The Zoning and Land Development Codes authorize the Community Development Director to review applications for special administrative permits that relax the standards for minor requests as outlined in the code (e.g.:  a reduction in the rear yard setback by 10%).

Rezoning and Text Amendment Application 
An applicant may initiate a request to rezone property or amend the Zoning or Land Development Ordinances by submitting an application and going through the public meeting process before the Planning Commission and final decision by the City Council. Prior to submitting a request for a rezoning or text amendment, please complete the Pre-Application Review Application and meet with the city so we can ensure clear understanding of the process ahead and a greater likelihood of positive results in the end. Please review the 2016 Schedule and 2017 Schedule to learn about the application deadlines.

Special Exception Application
The Zoning and Land Development Code authorizes the Zoning Board of Appeals to review applications for special exceptions that relax the standards in the code for regulations such as minimum parking standards and maximum retaining wall heights. Please review the 2016 Schedule and 2017 Schedule to learn about the application deadlines.

Special Land Use Permit Application 
An applicant may initiate a request for Special Land Use Permit (SLUP) by submitting an application and going through the public meeting process before the Planning Commission and final decision by the City Council.  SLUPs are allowed to be requested as identified on the table of permitted uses, contained within Chapter 27, Zoning Ordinance, and represent uses that may be appropriate within the subject zoning district under certain contexts. Prior to submitting a request for a Special Land Use Permit, please complete the Pre-Application Review Application and meet with the city so we can ensure clear understanding of the process ahead and a greater likelihood of positive results in the end. Please review the 2016 Schedule and 2017 Scheduleto learn about the application deadlines.

Temporary Use Permit Application 
Temporary use permits are considered for activities or structures that are temporary in duration, such as outdoor sales, portable storage containers, and temporary buildings (construction trailers).  Construction and/or land development permits may also be required.

Variance Application 
The Zoning Board of Appeals is authorized to review applications for variance that relax certain standards in the code, such as lot coverage and setbacks. This application can be used for any variances from Chapter 16: Land Development, Chapter 20: Signs, and Chapter 27: Zoning. Please review the 2016 Schedule and 2017 Schedule to learn about the application deadlines.

Contact

For more information, please reach out to:

Tammy Hiler
Planning Coordinator
(678) 382-6819
tammy.hiler@dunwoodyga.gov

or

John Olson, AICP
Planning Manager
(678) 382-6811
john.olson@dunwoodyga.gov

or

Ronnie Kurtz
Planner I
(678) 382-6717
ronnie.kurtz@dunwoodyga.gov

or

Kevin Turner, AICP
Planner II
(678) 382-6808
kevin.turner@dunwoodyga.gov