The Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution 2017-71 “A MORATORIUM ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF ALL APPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT OR BUILDING PERMITS FOR REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION BY THE CLAYTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE MOUNTAIN VIEW TAX ALLOCATION DISTRICT NUMBER 5.”
Resolution 2017-71 further states that zoning related permits applications, sign applications and variance applications are included under this moratorium and shall not be accepted at this time. The moratorium shall remain in effect through March 31, 2018.
The mission of the Office of Planning, Zoning + Sustainability (OPZ+S) is to guide land development, support quality economic development, and promote sustainable communities. We aim to deliver sound planning services that are geared to support the Clayton County “Strategic Operational Plan” founded upon satisfying our “Six Pillar Policy Framework”, (1-Growth Management; 2-Economic Opportunity; 3-Communication & Image; 4-Fiscal Responsibility; 5-Quality of Life; and 6-Governance).
We commit that our service is consistent with the highest public standards for health, safety, livability, sustainability and general welfare of the Clayton County community, helpful, fair, efficient and effective, and cooperative with residents, business and neighboring jurisdictions.
The OPZ+S is responsible for the review of all land use applications. We provide zoning verifications and interpretations. We maintain, update, and implement the Comprehensive Plan, Sign Ordinance, Zoning Code, Tree Ordinance, and Subdivision Ordinance. We provide support to the Zoning Advisory Group, Board of Zoning Appeals, Code Board and the Board of Commissioners. We also provide zoning review support to the Community Development Department for business license, commercial site plan and building permit approvals. We provide zoning review and land use analysis to the Economic Development Department. Our staff also manages the County’s Technical Review Committee, (TRC) and Site Plan Review processes. In November of 2016, the OPZ+S collaborated with the Clayton County’s BOC, our Technical Review Committee, and the Clayton County Water Authority to implement the first of many green community initiatives for the county.
The Office of Planning, Zoning and Sustainability has a staff passionate about the welfare of Clayton County and we pride ourselves with being the community’s “Concierge of the Built Environment”. Our customers share with us, what they want, and it is our job to seek a “YES”, while upholding the highest quality standards and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the greater community as a whole.
The Office of Planning, Zoning and Sustainability implements the following County Ordinances:
- Zoning Ordinance
- Subdivision Ordinance
- Tree Protection Ordinance
- Comprehensive Plan
- Sub area plans
- Design Guidelines
- Sign Ordinance
In addition, the Office of Planning, Zoning and Sustainability also processes applications for all land-use plan amendments, rezoning, variances, special permits, appeal and other requests that are required under the Zoning Ordinance.
The Board of Commissioners adopted the present Zoning Schedule to
accomodate additional review requirements under the Clayton County Zoning Ordinance. The Technical Review Committee (TRC) processes all zoning, plat and plan applications.
New Zoning Map - Adopted May 30, 2017
Proposed Zoning Changes and Vision Presentation
2018 Zoning Advisory Group Calendar