Zoning Administration

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The Zoning Administration Division of the Department of Planning & Development can provide information about the zoning of properties, permitted uses, building setbacks (also known as minimum yards), parking and landscape requirements, and sign regulations.

Zoning refers to regulations which primarily pertain to permitted uses of land, as well as the size, height, and placement of structures. These regulations (Unified Development Ordinance) help to provide for the compatibility of adjacent and nearby uses, thus helping to protect quality of life. To find the zoning of a property, refer to the Property Record Card prepared by the Board of Assessors or to the Official Zoning Map.

An ordinance is a law or regulation adopted by Rockdale County.  The authority of Rockdale County to enact ordinances is derived from the Official Code of Georgia (known as O.C.G.A.).  Ordinances are enacted by the Rockdale County to protect and maintain the public health, safety, welfare, and morals of its citizenry.  The Code of Ordinances, also known as “The Code of Rockdale County, Georgia,” may be viewed for free at www.municode.com.

For additional information about pending or approved ordinances, please contact the Zoning Administrator, Department of Planning & Development, at 770-278-7100.

Maps

Future Land Use Map

Zoning Map

Zoning Amendments

The Division is responsible for managing the Zoning Amendment Process.

Board of Adjustment

The Division is also responsible for managing the Rockdale County Board of Adjustment.  The Board of Adjustment reviews variance and appeals requests.

Zoning Verification Letters
The Division also prepares Zoning Verification (or Certification) Letters.  Application

Permits
The Division is responsible for reviewing Building Permits, Business Licenses, and Land Disturbance Permits (Site Development).