Community Development

The City of Dahlonega Community Development Department strives to provide professional assistance in planning, development, and construction by adopting, promoting, and enforcing codes and standards in a uniform and unbiased manner, to establish and maintain a sustainable, healthy, and resilient community for all residents and business owners.

The City of Dahlonega is approximately 8.60 square miles with a population of 7,007.  The Historic Business center located in beautiful downtown has at its core the Historic Courthouse and Gold Museum.  The surrounding downtown boasts a variety of local businesses and The University of North Georgia.

The Community Development Department provides a full range of planning, zoning and building development services through the following key functions:

  • Administration and Development/Redevelopment
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Building & Code Enforcement
  • Administration of Annexations, Variances, and Appeals
  • Business/Occupational Tax Certificate Approval

Department Contacts

Kevin Herrit
Community Development Director
Tim Martin
Building Inspection & Code Enforcement Officer

Documents

Building Demolition Permit Application
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2020 Georgia Residential Code Compliance Certificate
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General Contractor/Sub-Contractor Affidavits
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Application for Public Parking Permit
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Site Plan Checklist
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Preliminary Plat Checklist
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Minor Final Plat Checklist
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Final Plat Checklist
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Application for Appointment to Board, Commission or Committee
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Dahlonega Comprehensive Plan 2017
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Occupational Tax Certificate (Business License) Procedure
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Rezoning Application
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Frequently Asked Questions

As a developer, who do I need to get in contact with in order to submit my water and wastewater Site Plans to EPD for review?

Sewer Contacts: Kelli-Ann Sottile Municipal Permitting Unit, EPD Wastewater Regulatory Program Email:  Kelli-ann.sottile@dnr.ga.gov Phone:  404-463-4945 Josh Hayes Environmental Engineer Municipal Permitting Unit, EPD Wastewater Regulatory Program Email:  Josh.Hayes @dnr.ga.gov Phone:  404-463-1834 Address:  2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive     Suite 1152 - East Tower     Atlanta, GA 30334… Read Full Answer

What are the current building codes for The City of Dahlonega?

Sec. 103-19. - State standards adopted.  (a)  The mayor and city council hereby adopt the following state minimum standard codes, as adopted and amended by the state department of community affairs:  (1)  International Building Code, 2018 edition, with state amendments (2020).  (2)  International Mechanical Code, 2018 edition, with state amendments… Read Full Answer

Request for Open/ Close of Grave site.

There is a new procedure for requesting an Open/ Close of a Grave site. You will need to go under the Government tab to Community Development. Under Community Development go to Online Permit Applications. Select Request for Open/ Close. You will need to create a login. Then you may proceed… Read Full Answer

What is the procedure for obtaining a Building Permit?

Please contact the building inspector 706-482-2711 as soon as possible to discuss your project and any plans that might be required. City Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Permits are required before any grading, construction, installation of mobile homes, alterations or additions to buildings… Read Full Answer

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