Planning Department Application Forms - Submittal Requirements & Fees

This page lists the application forms reviewed by the Planning Department for various construction and business-related activities within Athens-Clarke County. Below you will find information about number of copies required, fees, and electronic plan submittal requirements. All of these applications should be submitted to the Planning Department.

More information:
Alphabetical list of applications - includes a short explanation of each form
Reference Materials - additional planning & zoning information
Electronic Plan Information - how to prepare and submit digital plan copies


Choose an application type to scroll directly to that section:


GENERAL / BUSINESS

DocumentFeeApplication Copies RequiredPlan Copies RequiredElectronic Plans Required?
Community Garden Application $50 new /
$10 renewal
11No
Home Occupation Application$2010No
Neighborhood Registration Form$011No
Prescribed Grazing Application$1011No
Pressure Washing Form$010No
Sign Review Application 
(Reviewed by Planning Department, separate permit issued by Building Inspections Department)
$20
11Recommended

CONSTRUCTION / DEVELOPMENT

DocumentFeeApplication Copies RequiredPlan Copies RequiredElectronic Plans Required?
Changes to Approved Permit Plans$501Building: 2
 Site: 4
Yes
Concept Review$2510Yes
Demolition & Relocation Review - Non-exempt$8511Yes
Demolition & Relocation Review - Exempt$1011Yes
Environmental Areas Permit$1011Recommended
Planning Department Re-Inspection
(for all Certificate of Occupancy and Certificate of Completion inspections after the second inspection)
$20n/an/an/a
Plans Review Application
Plans Review Handbook
Plans Review
Fee Calculator

1 Building: 3
Site: 5
Yes
Revision Submittal Form$201Building: 2
Site: 4
Yes
Timber Harvesting Notification$011No
Tree Management Plan Application$5012Yes
Telecommunications Facility Registration$3011Yes
Temporary Telecommunication Facility Permit$10011No
Zoning Permit - New Single-Family Construction & Additions over 50%$5011
(3 upon approval)
Recommended
Zoning Permit - All Other Items$1011Recommended

PLATS / SUBDIVISIONS

DocumentFeeApplication Copies RequiredPlan Copies RequiredElectronic Plans Required?
Preliminary Plat 
$30 plus
$10 per lot
15
Yes
Final Plat - Four lots or less
$50 plus
$10 per lot
1Septic: 5
Sewer: 4
Yes
Final Plat - More than four lots 
$75 plus
$10 per lot
(total not to exceed $500)
1Septic: 5
Sewer: 4
Yes
Subdivision Site Review 
Plans Review
Fee Calculator

15
Yes
Final Plat Submittal Guidelines

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

Document
Fee
Application Copies Required
Plan Copies Required
Electronic Plans Required?
Appeals of Appointed Board Rulings
$50
1
n/an/a


Hearings Board

Document
Fee
Application Copies Required
Plan Copies Required
Electronic Plans Required?
Variance - Community Tree Management
$2002020Yes
Variance - Flood Protection
$2002020Yes
Variance - Floodplain & Riparian Buffer Areas
$2002020Yes
Variance - Signs
$2002020Yes
Variance - Zoning & Development Standards
$2002020Yes
Variance - Stormwater Management Standards
$2002020Yes
Waiver - Forest Management Activity
$2002020Yes


Historic Preservation Commission

Document
Fee
Application Copies Required
Plan Copies Required
Electronic Plans Required?
Certificate of Appropriateness: Staff Review 
$20
33Yes
Certificate of Appropriateness:
Material Changes, Hardscape Features (Minor Project)
$50310Yes
Certificate of Appropriateness: Remodeling & Additions, New Accessory Structures (Moderate Project)
$150310Yes
Certificate of Appropriateness:
New Construction of Primary Structures (Major Project)
$500310Yes
Conceptual Preliminary Design Review 
$0112Yes
Historic Preservation Tax Freeze Application 
$5010Yes


Planning Commission

Document
Fee
Application Copies Required
Plan Copies Required
Electronic Plans Required?
Planned Development Application
Planned Development Submittal Requirements
$1,400223Yes
Rezone Application - Type I 
Rezone Submittal Requirements
$1,250223Yes
Rezone Application - Type II 
Rezone Submittal Requirements
$600223Yes
Special Use Application - Type I 
Special Use Submittal Requirements 
Special Use Submittal Requirements in Airport Overlay 
$1,250223Yes
Special Use Application - Type II 
Special Use Submittal Requirements 
$750223Yes
Planning Commission Variance Application
$200Pages 1-2: 2
Pages 3-5: 23
n/aYes
Alternative Compliance Application - Type III
Alternative Compliance Submittal Requirements
$150223Yes
Concept Review Application - Type III
$150223Yes
Administrative Action Application
$5033Yes
Pre-Application Conference
$010No

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PRINTS, COPIES & MAPS

Copies

Item Size
Cost
   8 1/2 x 11 inches
   $0.25
   11 x 17 inches
   $0.50


GIS Data Viewer Prints

Item Size
Cost
   8 1/2 x 11 inches
   $0.25
   8 1/2 x 14 inches
   $0.50
   11 x 17 inches
   $1


Special Orders / Color Prints

Item Size
Cost
   8 1/2 x 11 inches
   $8
   11 x 17 inches
   $10
   24 x 36 inches
   $25
   36 x 48 inches
   $35


KIP Copies

Item Size
Cost
   Labor
   First 15 minutes free, then $15 per hour
   In-house, no labor
   $0.35 per square foot
   (17x22 & 18x24 = $1; 24x36 = $2; 36x42 = $3.50)
   Other items
   $0.45 per foot plus labor
   Topos
   $2.50 plus labor

Ordinances, Studies & Maps

Item Size
Cost
   Individual Chapters of Development Regulations **
   $5
   Environmental Areas Ordinance **
   $5
   Sign Ordinance **
   $10
   Comprehensive Plan CD
   $10
   Infill Housing Study (2008)
   (This is a large file & may take several moments to load)
   $30
   Zoning Map
   (This is a large file & may take several moments to load)
   $35
   Future Development Map
   (This is a large file & may take several moments to load)
   $35
   GIS Data Set
   (tax parcels, planimetric and topographical data, street centerlines, etc.)
   $50
   ACC Orthophoto Data (seamless or tiles)
   $50

STAFF RESEARCH

Document
Fee
GIS / graphics research assistance (no maps generated)
First 30 minutes free, then $18 per hour
GIS / graphics research assistance (maps generated)
First 15 minutes free, then $18 per hour
GIS data viewer research
First 15 minutes is free, then $7 per hour
Open Records Request 
Fee based on amount of requested information

** The Athens-Clarke County Code of Ordinances is online at Municode. Please note that this searchable version of the code does not include changes to the code approved by the Mayor and Commission since the last update to the official printed version.  For the most current Zoning & Development, Sign and Environmental Areas ordinance information, please contact the Planning Department at 706-613-3515.  Updates are also posted on the main Code of Ordinances webpage.


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