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The Zoning Division provides professional advice on land use regulations and other zoning matters to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Board of Commissioners, and county management to assist with strategic decision making with the intention of serving the best interests of Cobb County citizens.

The Cobb County Zoning Division has jurisdiction over properties located within unincorporated Cobb County. Each of the County’s Cities’ regulates zoning within their respective city limits.

Follow the links below for more information of the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.

Zoning101

Zoning101

GISZoningInfo

Visit the County Clerk's page for the following:

  • Zoning Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Cobb County Official Code

 

 

Zoning Documents

Zoning Notice:

The Zoning Calendar has been changed for the remainder of 2017. The last filing day for February Zoning is November 2017. See the UPDATED Standard Soning Cycle Calendar below for November and December Filing deadlines for February and March Hearings.

View UPDATED Standard Zoning Cycle Calendar

View Variance Calendar

Every month the Cobb County Zoning Division prepares zoning analysis information, which provides analysis and staff recommendations for all rezoning, special land use permits, land use permit requests and variance requests.

These items are presented to the Planning Commission, Board of Commissioners and Board of Zoning Appeals for their, review, recommendation, and consideration. 

Commercial Property Rehabilitation Incentive Exhibits [PDF]

Click Here to view Zoning Cases

Building Permits

Generally, anything built in Unincorporated Cobb County needs a building permit. The Zoning Division needs to approve all sheds, carports, shops, gazebos, arbors, pergolas, porches, decks (covered and uncovered), sunrooms, greenhouses, attached and detached garages, house additions, building additions, interior renovations, basement finishes, pools (inground and above ground), poolhouses, storage buildings, playhouses, barns, riding arenas, retaining walls, basketball courts, and tennis courts.

The above list shall include any preassembled, pre constructed and/or movable items. Please call the Zoning Division at 770-528-2035 for any questions relating to whether or not a building permit is required.

To obtain a building permit in most cases, the building permit applicant needs to bring a scaled site plan drawn by a Georgia Registered Land Surveyor, Engineer, or Architect. There is nominal cost and delay when obtaining a building permit. Most building permits can be obtained during normal business hours the same day.

 

Read More to view building permit benefits.

Impervious Surfaces

Each lot in Unincorporated Cobb County is limited as to the maximum amount of impervious surface the lot may have. Impervious surface means a permanent improvement affixed to the earth which does not allow water or liquid to pass through it or permeate into the earth. Impervious surface includes the house or primary structure, driveway, parking lot, walkways, sidewalks, patios, decks, decking around swimming pools and accessory structure(s), hardscape (which includes stepping stones), and the like. Compliance to the impervious surface maximum is the responsibility of the property owner. Please contact the Zoning Division office at 770-528-2035 for any questions relating to this topic.

Zoning Analysis

Every month the Cobb County Zoning Division prepares zoning analysis information, which provides analysis and staff recommendations for all rezoning, special land use permits, land use permit requests and variance requests.

These items are presented to the Planning Commission, Board of Commissioners and Board of Zoning Appeals for their, review, recommendation, and consideration. 

Commercial Property Rehabilitation Incentive Exhibits [PDF]

Click Here to view Zoning Cases

Zoning 101

An overview of Zoning:

What is Zoning?
What is Planning?
How do they work together?

Zoning 101 YouTube Video

Frequently Asked Questions

 Read more for answers to common zoning questions.

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