Planning & Zoning


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.


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

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.

Public Participation & Public Hearing Meeting Information

2020 Public Hearing Meetings Calendar (CZIM, Planning and Zoning, City Council)

Community Zoning Information Meeting
CZIM Meeting Agendas
Location: 2757 East Point Street, East Point, GA 30344
Date: 2nd Tuesday following application deadlines. Application deadlines are the first Friday of each month.
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Planning and Zoning Commission Meetings
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Agendas
Location: 2757 East Point Street (City Council Chambers), East Point, GA 30344
Date: 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:00 PM

City Council Meetings
City Council Meeting Agendas
Location: 2757 East Point Street (City Council Chambers), East Point, GA 30344
Date: 3rd Monday of the month
Time: 6:30 PM