Planning & Community Development
Your “one-stop” shop for information for building permits, building inspections, planning and zoning administration and business license.
East Point City Hall
2757 East Point Street
East Point, GA 30344
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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.
- 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.
Online Permitting & Inspections
Planning and Community Development Department is now accepting online applications through our new Online Permitting Portal! The Permitting Portal allows users to apply, track progress, and even print approved permits online. Please use the appropriate buttons below to register with our online software company, BS&A.
Contractors & Subcontractors are REQUIRED to create an account to apply for a permit and schedule inspections. Once the online account has been created, you will be asked for a Web Pin. Please click on the following link to complete the request form: Complete Web Pin Request Form. Permitting staff will respond via email with confirmation that the account has been linked; after receiving the email the contractor may proceed with applying for a permit.
Do NOT need to create an account to request a permit on their property. Homeowner permits may not be issued to company owned properties.
After application has been accepted, an email requesting payment will be sent to applicant. Payment for permit (or reinspection fee) can be made via the email sent or by going directly to the payment portal using link below (the Invoice Number and/or Permit Number will be needed to make payment).
We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Below is an outline of the process:
- You may Upload your Renewal application through the BS&A Online Portal with the link provided below
- Email the renewal application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mail your 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 email@example.com.
- After the application is processed, you will receive an invoice with instructions on “How to Make your Payment Online” via the email address provided on the application.
- Once your payment has been processed, you will receive the Business License via email.
If you have further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.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:
81 (Legal Services)
6 (2 Attorneys + 4 Support Staff)
Flat Tax + Gross Receipts
$50.00 + $1.15 (490) = $613.50
$60.00 + $15.00 (4) = $120.00
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.
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 Request Form
You can make a request for an inspection Monday through Friday by:
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 a request online or completing an inspection request form and sending it via e-mail. 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.
Inspection Status: To check the status of inspections online, click the following link and follow the prompts: Inspection Status Check Link
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. The Building Official reserves the right to deny third party engineer reports for any work covered and concealed prior to inspection approvals. Any work covered with drywall shall be removed to permit inspection of said work.
Certificate of Occupancy
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
Exception: Certificates of occupancy are not required for work exempt from permits in accordance with Section 105.2. of the 2018 IBC
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:
- The building permit number.
- The address of the structure.
- The name and address of the owner or the owner’s authorized agent.
- A description of that portion of the structure for which the certificate is issued.
- 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.
- The name of the building official.
- The edition of the code under which the permit was issued.
- The use and occupancy, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 3 of 2018 IBC.
- The type of construction as defined in Chapter 6 of the 2018 IBC.
- The design occupant load.
- If an automatic sprinkler system is provided, whether the sprinkler system is required.
- Any special stipulations and conditions of the building permit.
- Certificate of Occupancy Application includes items to consider before a Certificate of Occupancy Inspection takes place.
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.
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 apply on behalf of contractor)
*General Contractors, Electricians, HVAC/Mechanical, Plumbers, etc.
GA Business License
Government Issued I.D.
Authorized Permit Agent Form
(if applying on behalf of contractor)
*Roofing, Concrete, Fencing, etc.
Building Permit Application
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
Building Permit Application
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
City Agriculture Plan
Comprehensive Plan Update
Downtown Architecture Overlay District Rewrite
Willingham LCI Study
Zoning Ordinance Update/Rewrite
The Willingham Corridor Improvement Study will help develop a future vision for this unique corridor that connects the cities of College Park, East Point and Hapeville, provides access to and from these cities as well as Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and provides access to the headwaters of the Flint River. The study will explore ideas and solutions related to redevelopment, economic development, placemaking, public art, bicycle and pedestrian amenities and green infrastructure.
Sign-Up for Project Updates
Email Address: WillinghamDriveProject@eastpointcity.org
During the public meeting held on November 17th, attendees received an update on the project and preliminary draft plan recommendations. During the presentation, attendees participated in open dialogue and several polling questions to determine if they liked or disliked several design concepts. The overview presentation is provided below. We look forward to your continued engagement! Click Here to Download the November 17th Public Meeting Presentation
During this public meeting held on October 13th, attendees received an update on the project and analysis completed to date. Following the presentation, attendees participated in three virtual breakout rooms where they explored possibilities for future development, transportation improvements, and greenspace. The overview presentation is provided below. We will post a recording of the meeting here at a later date. Check back often for updates and information on upcoming meetings! We look forward to your continued engagement! Click Here to Download the October 13th Public Meeting Presentation
THANK YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK!
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:
- Shean Atkins, Chair: Appointed by Councilmember Karen Renee
- William Miller, Vice-Chair: Appointed by Councilmember Thomas Calloway
- Mark Fields: Appointed by Mayor Deana Holiday-Ingraham
- Joel Pressley: Appointed by Councilmember T. Starr Cummings
- Gregory Fann: Appointed by Councilmember Lance Robertson
- LaJeanna McKnight: Appointed by Councilmember Stephanie Gordon
- Patricia Lovett: Appointed by Councilmember Sharon Shropshire
- William Bryant: Appointed by Councilmember Myron Cook
- Joseph Fields: Appointed by Councilmember Joshua Butler
Public Hearing Meeting Information
Commission Work Sessions are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM.
Commission Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 PM.
All meetings are held Virtually until further notice.
2022 Zoning Case Application Cycles (CZIM, Planning and Zoning, City Council)
Downtown Architectural Review Board
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
Tony Alston, Senior Planner
Office: (404) 669-4333 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tal Stanfield, Chairman
Appointed by: Mayor Holiday Ingraham
Term: January 2018 – December 2021
- Vacant (Vice Chairman)
- Vacant (Secretary)
- Jwanna King Gray, Treasurer
Appointed by: Councilmember Saucier
Term: February 2018 – December 2021
- Paul Simpson
Appointed by: Councilmember Butler
Term: January 2018 – December 2021
- 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
- 2019M-006-08 Whole House Short-Term Lodging
- 2019M-006-08/2019M-006-09 STR Ordinance Staff Analysis
- 2019M-006-09 Home Stay Short-Term Lodging
- 2020M-005-10 Legislation Adopting WH-1
- 2020M-005-10 Section 10-2081 WH-I Exhibit A
- 2020M-006-10 Legislation Adopting MXCI
- 2020M-006-10 Section 10-2082 MXCI Exhibit A
- 2020M-007-10 Legislation Adopting I-1
- 2020M-007-10 Section 10-2079 I-1 Exhibit A
- 2020M-008-10 Legislation Adopting I-2
- 2020M-008-10 Section 10-2080 I-2 Exhibit A
- 2020M-009/2020M-010 Legislation Adopting Article D
- 2020M-011-10 Legislation Adopting Amendments to Zoning Map
- 2020M-012-10 Legislation Adopting Amendment to Comp Plan
- 2020U-006-11 Staff Report
- 2021RZ-001-08 North Desert Drive
- 2021RZ-001-08 North Desert Drive Rezone Application
- 2021U-001-09 888 Pegg Road Staff Report
- 2021V-003-09 2443 Constance Street Staff Report
- 2021V-003-09 3019 Park Street Staff Report
- 2021V-002-07 Application Form
- 2021V-002-07 Letter of Intent – Justification
- 2021V-002-07 Stone Road TOPO 00
- 2021V-002-07-3049 Stone Road Site Plan
- 2021V-001-07-401 Francis Street Application Packet
- 2021V-001-07-401 Francis Street Legal Description
- 2021V-001-07-401 Francis Street Site Plan
- 2021V-001-08-1846 Farris Variance Application Docs
- East Point Agriculture Plan
- Oasis at East Point Residential Development
- Oasis Noise Assessment
- Ordinance Adopting Amendments to the City of East Point Comp Plan and Map
- Ordinance Adopting Amendments to the City of East Point Zoning Map
- Ordinance Adopting I-1 Light Industrial Zoning Text Amendment
- Ordinance Adopting I-2 Heavy Industrial Zoning Text Amendments
- Ordinance Adopting MX-CI Mixed Use Commercial Industrial District
- Ordinance Adopting Text Amendments to Article D
- Ordinance Adopting WH-I Warehouse Industrial District
- Section 10-2079 I-1 Light Industrial
- Section 10-2080 I-2 Heavy Industrial
- Section 10-2081 WH-I Warehouse Industrial District
- Section 10-2082 MX-CI Mixed Use Commercial Industrial District
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:
- Allow applicants an opportunity to present their applications;
- Allow the citizens of East Point opportunities to review all applications submitted and ask questions of the applicant and express any preliminary concerns;
- Provide for a standard meeting location, day and time; and
- 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.
Notices & Agendas