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Planning & Zoning Department

Planning & Zoning reviews applications for the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and the Historic Preservation Commission.  P & Z also provides administrative support for the Land Bank, reviews business license applications for zoning compliance and directs the Keep Americus Beautiful program.


  • Rezoning

  • Annexation

  • Special Exceptions

  • Subdivision Plats

  • Variances

  • Zoning Appeals

  • Sign Permits

  • Historic Preservation

  • Land Bank

  • Keep Americus Beautiful


The Planning Commission (PC) reviews rezoning applications, special exception requests, annexation requests and subdivision preliminary plats and makes recommendations to the City Council.


The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) reviews Variance Requests and Appeals to decisions by the Planning & Zoning Director and Building Official.


The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) hears applications for modifications and additions to properties in the city’s Historic District and issues Certificates of Appropriateness for approved requests.


Submittals for all types of request should include:

  • A completed application

  • 3 copies of a survey of the parcel(s), stamped by a registered surveyor

  • Application fee





Roger Willis

Planning & Zoning Contact

229-924-4411 Ext. 232



Deborah Goodin

Administrative Coordinator

229-924-4411 ext. 239



Office Location:

101 West Lamar Street

2nd Floor Municipal Building



City Council Meetings:


The City Council Agenda-Setting meeting is the 1st Thursday after the 2nd Monday of the month, at 6:00 PM. The City Council regular meeting is the Thursday after the agenda-setting meeting, at 6:00 PM.

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