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.
NOTICE: The Community Development Department is temporarily suspending the requirement to have permit applications notarized until such a time as City Hall reopens. All permits and applications that have been submitted without notarization will be required to be notarized retroactively when City Hall reopens.
**PLEASE NOTE: In addtiion to application fees, applications for Rezonings, Special Exceptions, Special Land Use Permits, and Variances will be assessed an additional $135 fee to pay for the required public notice sign.**
The City of Dunwoody accepts requests for administrative variances for co-location of small cell technologies within the right-of-way where a Substantial Change will take place OR placement of a new Small Cell Wireless Support structure within the public right-of-way.
The applicant must provide a conceptual site plan that shows the property with dimensions and the location existing and required structures. Plan shall show coops and runs are at least thirty-five feet from the rear property line and at least fifteen feet from the side property lines or twenty feet from corner side lot lines. Coops are only allowed in the rear yard.
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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Schedule to 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.
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 2020 Schedule to learn about the application deadlines.
Zoning Certification Application
A Zoning Certification Letter (ZCL) is a statement from the Community Development Department that identifies and describes the zone in which a property is located and may include information about the permitted uses in the zone, pending or resolved zoning violations and verifies the property was in compliance at the time permits were issued. The letter is mainly used to submit to lenders for financing or for state/federal agencies.