The Planning & Community Development Department is your “one-stop” shop for information for the following processes: building permits, building inspections, planning and zoning administration and business license.

COVID-19 UPDATES

Effective immediately, the City of East Point Planning and Community Development Department will be conducting all public hearing and community participation meetings by telecommunication only until further notice. The meetings can be accessed through the web application Zoom (https://zoom.us/). Please use the Zoom Meeting link, meeting ID and password as shown below to join the virtual meeting during the scheduled date and time.

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The Planning & Community Development Department was created by City Charter to serve the public in the development, maintenance and redevelopment of properties located in the municipal limits of the City of East Point, Georgia.

The Planning & Community Development Department consists of four distinct, yet interrelated divisions: Permits, Building Inspections, Planning and Business License. The four divisions are managed by the Director of Planning & Community Development; Permits Manager (Permit Office); and Chief Building Official (Inspections). The Permits Manager and Chief Building Official report to the department’s Director.

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Responsibilities
  • Review and approve plans for development for compliance with all applicable codes and ordinances.
  • Perform inspections on all structures to insure compliance with all International Building Codes and other City/State requirements.
  • Reviews completed applications for consideration of changes to ordinances, rezoning, variances and special uses by the Planning & Zoning Commission.
  • Maintains the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Map, Zoning Map, Zoning Ordinances and other official planning documents and ordinances.

BUSINESS LICENSE

Due to COVID-19 affecting normal operations of the Business License Division, the processing of 2020 Renewal Business Licenses has been delayed; however, they are still being processed. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Below is an outline of the process:

  1. Mail the Business License Renewal application – completed, front and back to:

Business License Division
Planning and Community Development
2757 East Point Street
East Point, GA 30344

If you have submitted your application and awaiting your invoice, it is still “In Process.”
You can request a status by emailing bl@eastpointcity.org.

  1. After the application is processed, you will receive an invoice in the mail at the mailing address provided on application.  You can elect to also have the invoice emailed if you provide an email address.
  2. Mail the invoice with payment (only Business Checks, Money Orders, Cashier’s Checks accepted; no personal checks) back to the  Business License Division.
  3. After the payment has been processed, you will receive the Business License by mail at the mailing address provided on application.  You can elect to also have the Business License emailed if you provide an email address.

If you have further questions, please email bl@eastpointcity.org.

A business license is an occupation tax that is assessed and permits the permanent location of a business, trade or profession operating in the City of East Point. The occupation tax is also assessed for out-of-state businesses with no permanent location in Georgia. It is a tax levied by the City for revenue purposes and is not intended for regulatory purposes. Business License Brochure

The Business License & Occupational Tax is computed based on the number of employees (including business owner), annual gross receipts plus a minimum flat tax of $50.00 and an assessment of $75.00 administrative fee. Tax on gross receipts is based on the associated tax class for each $1,000.00 over $10,000.00 in annual gross receipts. Gross receipts calculation is capped at $3-million. There are six (6) tax classes that represent the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system for different types of professions. See the sample calculation below:

Parameters:

SIC Code = 81 (Legal Services)
Tax Class = 4
Gross Receipts = $500,000
Employees = 6 (2 Attorneys + 4 Support Staff)

Calculation:

Administrative Fee = $75.00
Flat Tax + Gross Receipts
$50.00 + $1.15 (490) = $613.50
Employees
$60.00 + $15.00 (4) = $120.00

Total = $808.50

Regulatory Fees

Regulatory fees are assessed for those businesses or professions of occupations which require the City to perform an investigation or inspection to ensure public health safety or welfare prior to opening. This fee is in addition to the administrative fee, flat tax plus gross receipts and number of employees. Types of businesses that may be subject to a regulatory fee include but are not limited to: Tattoo Artist, Pawnbrokers, Home Daycare, Locksmiths, etc.

Licensing Requirements

New Business/Occupation Application
License Grace Period Letter
License Renewal Application

Vacant/Foreclosed Property Registration

Adopted Ordinance
Foreclosed or Vacant Property Registration Form

INSPECTIONS

The inspection division is responsible for the life, health, safety and welfare of east point citizens, contractors, and developers during construction. Our division ensures that construction is in accordance with all the adopted codes by the international code council (ICC), the Georgia department of community affairs (DCA), The National Electrical Code (NEC), and the Georgia Accessibility Codes.

Permits Required: Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit. Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work authorized by such permit is commenced within 180 days after its issuance, or if the work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandon for a period of 180 days after the time the work is commenced.

Inspection Requests

Inspection Request Form

You can set up an appointment Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM.

  • Email to inspection@eastpointcity.org
  • Phone (404) 270-7025
  • Fax to (404) 305-8220
  • A visit to our office to complete an electronic request located at:
    2757 East Point Street, Ground Floor, East Point GA 30344
  • All requests received before 3:00 pm will be scheduled the next business day.
  • All requests received after 3:00 pm will be scheduled the 2nd business day.

Please click on this link for detailed Building Inspection Procedures
Please click on this link for the 2018 DCA Georgia State Minimum Standards

Inspections Request: It shall be the duty of the permit holder or their agent to notify the building official that such work is ready for inspection by submitting an inspection request form via e-mail or fax. It shall be the duty of the person requesting any inspections required by the code to provide access to and means for inspection of such work. We do not inspection occupied homes without the owner or authorized agent been present. Lock box codes are acceptable for unoccupied sites. However inspector will not make inspections with activated alarm systems.

Approval Required: Work shall not be done beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the approval of the building official. The building official upon notification, shall make the requested inspections and shall either indicate the portion of the construction that is satisfactory as completed, or shall notify the permit holder or an agent of the permit holder wherein the same fails to comply with this code. Any portions that do not comply shall be corrected and such portion shall not be covered or concealed until authorized by the building official.

Change of occupancy. A building or structure shall not be used or occupied, and a change of occupancy of a building or structure or portion thereof shall not be made, until the building official has issued a certificate of occupancy therefor as provided herein. Issuance of a certificate of occupancy shall not be construed as an approval of a violation of the provisions of this code or of other ordinances of this jurisdiction.

Exception: Certificates of occupancy are not required for work exempt from permits in accordance with Section 105.2.

Certificate of Occupancy

Certificate issued. After the building official inspects the building or structure and does not find violations of the provisions of this code or other laws that are enforced by the department of building safety, the building official shall issue a certificate of occupancy that contains the following:

  1. The building permit number.
  2. The address of the structure.
  3. The name and address of the owner or the owner’s authorized agent.
  4. A description of that portion of the structure for which the certificate is issued.
  5. A statement that the described portion of the structure has been inspected for compliance with the requirements of this code for the occupancy and division of occupancy and the use for which the proposed occupancy is classified.
  6. The name of the building official.
  7. The edition of the code under which the permit was issued.
  8. The use and occupancy, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 3.
  9. The type of construction as defined in Chapter 6.
  10. The design occupant load.
  11. If an automatic sprinkler system is provided, whether the sprinkler system is required.
  12. Any special stipulations and conditions of the building permit.
  13. Certificate of Occupancy Application includes items to consider before a Certificate of Occupancy Inspection takes place.

PERMITS

The Permits Division efficiently coordinates permit issuance and plan review processes regarding renovations, tenant build-outs and new construction development activities in the City of East Point.

Homeowners, licensed contractors and/or agents may apply for a permit.
All permits require a completed application, the applicant’s credentials and payment of fees.
Fees are due at the time of submittal; they are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Pre-Construction

Concept Review Application
Land Development Permit (LDP) Application Packet

Construction

Building Permit Application – Commercial or Residential
Decks, Porches, Ramps, Steps, Gables
Demolition Permit Application
Driveways, Walkways, Parking Pads, Carports
Electrical Permit Application
Fences and Walls
Fire Interior or Building Interior Demolition
HVAC/Mechanical Permit Application
Plumbing Permit Application
Roofs
Siding (Only) – with Residential Infill Compatibility Survey and Public Participation Forms
Sign Permit Application
Tree Removal Application

Certificates

Certificate for Garage Sale
Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Occupancy – Commercial
Certificate of Occupancy – Residential

Miscellaneous

Temporary Storage Units / PODS

Administrative Permits

Application ASpecial Event (Large – More than 2,000 attendees)

Application BAmateur Radio Antenna, Amateur Radio Support Structure, Amateur Radio Tower, Classroom (Temporary), Club, Golf Course, Parking (Off-Site, Shared), Recreational Court (Private or Public), Relocated Residence, Revival Tent, Roadside Business (Produce Stands or Vending Carts), Seasonal Business, Special Event (Small – Less than 2,000 attendees), Swimming Pool (Private or Public), Temporary Structure, Utility Substations, Veterinary Clinic/Hospital or Kennel

Film Production
Food Truck

Homeowners

Government Issued I.D.
Homeowner’s Affidavit
Homeowners Insurance
Authorized Permit Agent Form
(if applying on behalf of contractor)

Licensed Contractors*

Bond Form or Waiver

Code Compliance Bond Waiver and Indemnification
General Contractor Bond Form
Tradesmen Bond Form

GA Business License
Government Issued I.D.
Authorized Permit Agent Form
(if applying on behalf of contractor)
State License

*General Contractors, Electricians, HVAC/Mechanical, Plumbers, etc.

Specialty Contractors*

GA Business License
Government Issued I.D.
Authorized Permit Agent Form
(if applying on behalf of contractor)

*Roofing, Concrete, Fencing, etc.

For Commercial

Building Permit Application
Submittal Form
Plans drawn and stamped by a design professional, architect or engineer
*Restaurants, hotels or places selling food will need approval from the Fulton County Health Department

For Residential

Building Permit Application
Submittal Form
Survey or Site Plan (for exterior work)
Plans drawn to scale for interior work:
Refer to Residential Construction Submittal Guide with Electrical Load Calculator
*If proposing new siding or addition to structure, see Residential Infill and Compatibility Survey

Residential Construction Submittal Guide with Electrical Load Calculator

For Residential *New Construction

Building Permit Application
Submittal Form
Site Plan (for exterior work)
Plans drawn and stamped by a design professional, architect or engineer for interior and exterior work
Residential Infill Survey Checklist with Public Participation

PLANNING

The Planning Division is a progressive division of the Department of Planning & Community Development which promotes balanced policies and regulations that create sustainable development and communities within the City of East Point for current and future citizens.

The purpose of the Planning Division is to recommend policies that support existing communities while promoting future development and growth via the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map which serve as guides for the decision-making body of the City of East Point.

Planning is a comprehensive discipline which assesses current and future needs of a community to create balance between people and the environment; built and social.

Land Use is the planning method by which future development patterns, resources, facilities and services are distributed throughout a local jurisdiction.

Zoning prescribes the legal and current use of a piece of property. In accordance with district standards, zoning regulations specify permitted uses, required lot dimensions, setbacks and building square footage. Zoning implements the goals of the Comprehensive Plan. Zoning designations remain intact until a re-zoning to change the use of the property is approved by the local governing body.

ZONING APPLICATION BY TYPE

To apply for any of the following applications, an applicant must schedule a pre-application meeting with a City Planner. To schedule a meeting, call the Planning Division office at (404) 270-7029. Download and fill out the Pre-Application Meeting Information Request Form and e-mail the form to pcd@eastpointcity.org.

Rezone is the action of changing the zone or zoning classification assigned to property for the purpose of land use.

Variance is an appeal to standards in the Zoning Ordinance. They may be considered as a stand-alone action or concurrently with applications for re-zoning or special use permits.

Special Use Permits allow a specific use that may be omitted as permitted under specific zoning district classifications. A use permit is legally valid as long as ownership of the property is maintained. Once the ownership changes, the special use is voided.

Subdivide legally reshape the configuration of a parcel of land; typically dividing a large parcel in to a number of smaller parcels that are consistent with the land use and zoning district regulations. A lot combination is the same process except it combines several contiguous lots to form one large parcel.

Zoning Modification is a modification of a condition or conditions to a rezoning or use permit where public interest has been determined. This requires a public hearing by City Council.

East Point “Geo-Portal” contains an interactive map of the current zoning and future development map.
All other maps can be found via PDF below:

City Streets Map
City Ward Map
Cleveland Avenue Overlay District
Downtown Architectural Overlay District
Future Development Map
Headland DeLowe Overlay District
Neighborhood Association Map
Official Zoning Map

Official Zoning & Development Regulations
Zoning Ordinance
Development Regulations

DOWNTOWN ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD (DARB)

East Point established a nine member Downtown Architectural Review Board (DARB) to meet on an as needed basis. The DARB reviews plans for development in the Downtown Architectural Overlay District for compliance with standards detailed in the overlay guidelines. The board, which is coordinated by the Department of Planning and Community Development, reviews zoning applications and plans (concept plans, land disturbance permits and building permits) and makes recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission, City Council and the Department of Planning and Community Development prior to the approval and issuance of permits. Chapter 14. Article B – Downtown Overlay District

Review Board Members

Staff Liaisons
Tony Alston, Senior Planner
Office: (404) 669-4333| Email: aalston@eastpointcity.org

Albert Trevino, Associate Planner
Office: (404) 270-7211 | Email: atrevino@eastpointcity.org

  1. Tal Stanfield, Chairman
    Appointed by: Mayor Holiday Ingraham
    Term: January 2018 – December 2021
  2. Vacant (Vice Chairman)
  3. Vacant (Secretary)
  4. Jwanna King Gray, Treasurer
    Appointed by: Councilmember Saucier
    Term: February 2018 – December 2021
  5. Paul Simpson
    Appointed by: Councilmember Butler
    Term: January 2018 – December 2021
  6. Cassandra Sims
    Appointed By: Councilmember Gordon
    Term: October 2018 – December 2019

Vacant Seat – To Be Appointed by Councilmember Gothard
Vacant Seat – To Be Appointed by Councilmember Calloway

2019: January | March | October

2018: April | May | September | October | December

2017: May | June | August

2019: October

2018: April | May | September | October | December

2017: May | June | August

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

The Planning and Zoning Commission is an appointed body who reviews planning and development projects and hold meetings open to the public. The Planning and Zoning Commission is tasked with deciding variance cases and making recommendations on rezoning, special use permit and text amendments which are forwarded to City Council who ultimately grants final approval.

Planning & Zoning Commission Board Members

The Planning and Zoning Commission board is comprised of nine members:

  1. Shean Atkins, Chair: Appointed by Councilmember Karen Renee
  2. William Miller, Vice-Chair: Appointed by Councilmember Thomas Calloway
  3. Joel Tucker: Appointed by Mayor Deana Holiday-Ingraham
  4. Jarrett Bell: Appointed by Councilmember Nanette Saucier
  5. Gregory Fann: Appointed by Councilmember Alexander Gothard
  6. LaJeanna McKnight: Appointed by Councilmember Stephanie Gordon
  7. Patricia Lovett: Appointed by Councilmember Sharon Shropshire
  8. Willard Maxwell: Appointed by Councilmember Myron Cook
  9. Clyde Mitchell: Appointed by Councilmember Joshua Butler
Commission Meeting and Commission Work Session Information

All meetings are held at: 2757 East Point Street, East Point, GA 30344
2020 Public Hearing Meeting Calendar (CZIM, Planning and Zoning, City Council)

Commission Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month 7 PM.
City Council Chambers, First Floor
2757 East Point Street, East Point, GA 30344

Commission Work Sessions are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month 6:30 PM.
Conference Room, Ground Floor
2757 East Point Street, East Point, GA 30344

2020 – January | March

2019 – January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September |

October | November | December

2018 – January | February | March | April | May

2017 – February | March | May | June | July | August | September | October | November

2019 – January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September |
October | November | December

2018 – January | February | March | April | May

2017 – February | March | April | May | June | August | September

2016 – February | March | April | May | June | July | September |
October | November | December

Community Zoning Information Meeting (CZIM)

The CZIM is an informal meeting that allows an applicant who is requesting a rezone, special use permit, variance and/or zoning modification to present their project to all citizens and stakeholders who may have interest in their project. The filing deadline to have an application placed on the CZIM agenda is the first Friday of each month.

The CZIM is established for the following:

  1. Allow applicants an opportunity to present their applications;
  2. Allow the citizens of East Point opportunities to review all applications submitted and ask questions of the applicant and express any preliminary concerns;
  3. Provide for a standard meeting location, day and time; and
  4. Allow issues and concerns to be addressed in a public forum in the presence of citizens, staff and any other City staff in attendance.

CZIM is held on the 2nd Tuesday immediately following the filing deadline from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
Conference Room, Ground Floor*
2757 East Point Street, East Point, GA 30344

*If the number of citizens attending CZIM exceeds the number of seats available in the ground floor conference room then the meeting is held in the City Council Chambers, First Floor.

2020 – January

2019 – January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September |
October | November | December

2017 – February | March | May | June | July | August | October | November

2016 – January | February | March | April | May | June | September |
October | November

2015 – April | May | June | July | October | November

CONTACT US
Kimberly Smith

Director

Planning & Community Development

2757 E Point Street
East Point, GA 30344

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

(404) 270-7029